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Green Bay Police Department 2007-2008 Gang Resistance Education and Training

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $107,554)

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 Green Bay Police Department will use this FY 2007 G.R.E.A.T. grant to implement the following G.R.E.A.T. Program components: Middle School, Elementary School, Family, and Summer. The Middle School Component will be taught to all 6th graders in four middle schools and two K-8 schools. It is anticipated that 1440 middle school students will be taught the G.R.E.A.T. Program. The Elementary School Component will be implemented in the same manner as the Middle School Component with the program being offered to 100 percent of the 4th and 5th grade students considered at risk as well as 100 percent of all other 4th and 5th grade students. It is anticipated that 1,430 4th graders and 1,420 5th graders will be taught the G.R.E.A.T. Program. The Summer Component will be hosted at both sites of the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay, Monday through Thursday, and operated and supervised by G.R.E.A.T. Officers and Boys & Girls Staff. Ten officers, with assistance from school personnel, will implement the Families Component. Emphasis will be placed on reaching out to parents of the highest risk youth. A total of 84 families are expected to participate in the Family Component.


Date Created: August 16, 2007