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G.R.E.A.T Program Grant

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $98,500)

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 Rowlett Police Department will implement the G.R.E.A.T. program at the Elementary (4th grade) level reaching 1005 students and Middle School 6th grade) levels reaching 870 students. Four School Resource Officers (SRO), who will teach the G.R.E.A.T. curriculum during the school year, will attend G.R.E.A.T. training prior to teaching the curriculum and will attend additional update training as needed. In addition to the Elementary and Middle School components the Rowlett Police Department' SRO's will conduct the summer and family components.


Date Created: September 19, 2006