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City of Eastlake Police Department GREAT program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $40,076)

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 Eastlake will use the grant funds to support costs associated with three law enforcement officers. The G.R.E.A.T. program funds will support officers teaching the classroom and family components of the program, provied travel costs for the 2006 National GREAT Conference, and purchase computers for the family component.


Date Created: September 19, 2006