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Three Affiliated Tribes GREAT Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $129,876)

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 Three Affiliated Tribes will utilize their FY 2007 GREAT grant to implement the four components of the G.R.E.A.T. program to support the mission of the Office of Law Enforcement Services, to uphold the constitutional sovereignty and customs of the Tribes, and to promote and preserve peace within Indian Country. Some of the goals will be to train all 18 tribal police officers to implement the G.R.E.A.T. curriculum; teach 288 students under the elementary component and 408 students under the middle school curriculum; to target 15 families facing difficult struggles for the families component; and to serve 500 youth in the summer program that will be conducted in the Boys and Girls Clubs. The police department will work with the school district to have G.R.E.A.T. trained officers rotate through schools on a weekly basis.


Date Created: September 6, 2007