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Bradley Police Department G.R.E.A.T. Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $42,499)

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 Bradley Police Department will use its FY 2007 G.R.E.A.T funds to implement all of the G.R.E.A.T components. Three G.R.E.A.T officers will be funded and will be assigned to the elementary school and middle schools. The G.R.E.A.T officers will also participate in the G.R.E.A.T summer component and family component, 2007 G.R.E.A.T Conference, six graduations, and one field trip during the summer component. The total number of youth to be served through this grant are 275 middle school students and 250 elementary school students. The family component will serve 25 families, and the summer component will serve 80 youth.


Date Created: September 6, 2007