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

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $238,481)

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 Tucson - Tucson Police Department will utilize the 2006 G.R.E.A.T funds for a G.R.E.A.T Summer program that will provide opportunities for 350 - 400 kids to spend a month with officers involved in recreational and educational settings.

The Tucson Police Department G.R.E.A.T program will teach G.R.E.A.T in the classroom to middle school students and elementary school students. They will also work with organizations in an effort to develop projects geared toward youth involvement and community respect, while providing a positive role model and reinforcing the concepts of drug and alcohol avoidance, and skills for conflict and problem resolution.


Date Created: September 19, 2006