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North Las Vegas GREAT Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $83,395)

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 North Las Vegas Police Department will use $83,395 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) funding to suppress, intervene, and prevent gang pressure and youth violence. The department will implement the Middle School Core Curriculum, Elementary School Curriculum in the fourth and fifth grades, Families Component, and at least two sessions of the G.R.E.A.T. Summer Component. Funds will be used to staff the North Las Vegas School District with six School Resource Officers (SROs) to continue ongoing relationships with school staff, faculty, and students. Funding will also be used to support summer and family programs for 1140 middle and 1050 elementary school students and for overtime purposes.


Date Created: September 6, 2007