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FY2006 G.R.E.A.T. Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $40,346)

The Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program is a life-skills competency program designed to provide students with the skills they need to avoid gang pressure and youth violence. G.R.E.A.T.'s violence prevention curriculum helps students develop values and practice behaviors that will assist them to avoid destructive activities. The G.R.E.A.T. program coordinates with federal, regional, state and local agencies, as well as individuals from community and civic groups. The goal of the G.R.E.A.T. program is to train law enforcement officers in a school-based curriculum in which the officers provide instruction to school-aged children in life skill competencies, gang awareness, and anti-violence techniques. Training in the core G.R.E.A.T. program is provided to officers from any state or local law enforcement agency.

The North Las Vegas Police Department will continue with their on-going GREAT Program by serving 510 students in the Elementary School Program and 555 students in the Middle School Core Curriculum. This third year of the GREAT Program will be taught in the geographic areas with the highest proportion of at-risk students. For the first time this year, programs will be piloted for 30 families in the Family Component and 60 students in the Summer Component.


Date Created: September 18, 2006