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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $42,499)

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 Kauai Police Department has been effectively implementing the G.R.E.A.T. program for the past 9 years and this year they intend to use federal funds to conduct anti-gang presentations at three middle and twelve elementary schools, the department will also implement a G.R.E.A.T. program for at-risk children and their families, and will also develop a summer program for children actively involved camps or school-based activities and will also be available for children with no planned activities as well.


Date Created: September 18, 2006