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Franklin County G.R.E.A.T.

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $19,680)

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 Apalachicola Police Department will utilize the grant funds to teach the G.R.E.A.T Program to 6th, 7th and 8th graders during the school year. A six (6) week summer session will be held to continue the training and education regarding gangs and gang related crimes. Upon completion of the program, each student will receive a Graduation Certificate.


Date Created: September 18, 2006