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

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $61,669)

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 Mobile Police Department will utilize this Fiscal Year 2007 G.R.E.A.T. grant to continue to implement its middle school and summer components. The police department will work closely with at-risk students to provide education about alternatives to gangs and violence. The program will include cultural, educational, and sports activities, exposing the students to positive group interaction. The Mobile Police Department will also use funds to hire three GREAT Officers, and for training, supplies, and travel.


Date Created: August 21, 2007