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2007 Banging at the Rock

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $7,875)

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.

Rockingham County will utilize their G.R.E.A.T. funds for additional training for their G.R.E.A.T. officer/instructor and curriculum supplies and incentives. Rockingham County will continue to teach the curriculum to all sixth grade students. It is the County's intention to focus on and reach out to all students that may come into contact with gangs, delinquency, drugs or any other suspicious/illegal activity.


Date Created: August 7, 2007