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Harris County Constable Precinct 5 GREAT Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $61,003)

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 County of Harris, Constable Precinct Five, will use this Fiscal Year 2007 G.R.E.A.T. grant to improve and expand its existing G.R.E.A.T. program. Targeted schools will include West Briar Middle School, Bush Elementary, and Shadow Briar Elementary. Funding from this G.R.E.A.T. award will allow continued teaching of the G.R.E.A.T. Core Curriculum at the 6th grade level in West Briar Middle School. Additionally, the G.R.E.A.T. Elementary program will be started in two elementary schools, Barbara Bush and Shadow Briar elementary schools, which feed into West Briar Middle School. The G.R.E.A.T. Life program will be offered at both of the elementary schools, and the G.R.E.A.T. Families program will be implemented at all three schools.


Date Created: September 6, 2007