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Training and implementation of G.R.E.A.T. program in the school district and for families.

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $10,435)

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 City of Jacksboro's initial G.R.E.A.T program will be implemented using the Elementary/Middle school components, the Family component, and the Summer component. Jacksboro will focus not only on the highest risk groups but also include the other students who offer peer influences during the school day. Special emphasis will be put on bringing the families of the high risk youth together using the various lessons in the component. The Family Component will be offered in a preventive role to the families of all the students.


Date Created: September 18, 2006