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Harris County Constable Precinct 7 GREAT

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $150,000)

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 Office of Harris County Constable Precinct 7 has adopted a multifaceted stance against gangs involving prevention, education, enforcement, community involvement, referral, and collaboration. With the G.R.E.A.T. program and curriculum as the key mechanisms in combating gang proliferation, the Precinct's strategy is to expand the G.R.E.A.T. program; its reach in the community; and continue to work with the community, interfaith programs, and other agencies to enhance the program. To expand the reach of the program, the Precinct will enhance the Summer Program, introduce the Families Training Program, and assign additional officers to help reach all eligible and at-risk school children in the Precinct.


Date Created: September 6, 2007