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Glendale Heights Police Department FY 2007 GREAT Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $48,559)

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 Village of Glendale Heights Police Department (GHPD) will use these grant funds to implement the Middle School (more than 600 students in the 7th and 8th grade), Elementary (nearly 600 students in the 3rd and 4th grade), Family (20-25 youths and their families), and Summer components of the G.R.E.A.T. Program. To identify at-risk youth, GHPD will coordinate the G.R.E.A.T. Program with its Juvenile Diversion Program. The police department will monitor and coordinate the grant in collaboration with the school districts and will evaluate the program using the prescribed goals and performance measures.


Date Created: August 20, 2007