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San Francisco Area G.R.E.A.T. Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $134,953)

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 Sacramento Police Department will use 2007 G.R.E.A.T. grant funds to continue to implement problem oriented policing techniques within the schools and to provide intervention, prevention, and enforcement services to 71 elementary and 4 middle schools within Sacramento City Unified and Natomas Unified School Districts. The Sacramento Police Department will enhance problem policing strategies by training every School Resource Officer as a G.R.E.A.T. instructor; continue to focus on high-risk schools; use the summer component to increase the quantity and quality of activities at the Kops & Kids Summer Camp; facilitate collaborative partnerships between the Police Department, the individual campus principals, and numerous other law enforcement agencies and community based non-profit organizations; and, increase the quantity and quality of the after school Mountain Bike Club.


Date Created: August 29, 2007