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2007 GREAT Grant Application

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $64,407)

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 Pike Township School Police will deliver the G.R.E.A.T. curriculum to approximately 850 elementary school students and 900 middle school students. The G.R.E.A.T. Families component will be delivered in two sessions during the fall of 2007 to no more than three families or 12 individuals for each session. The G.R.E.A.T. Summer component will be delivered to approximately 50 students during P.I.K.E. Enrichment Camps (Police Influencing Kids through Education). The G.R.E.A.T. funds will be utilized to pay for the following: salary and fringe benefit costs; travel costs for G.R.E.A.T officers to attend the National Conference and/or Mid-West Regional training; the lease of a vehicle; the purchase two laptop computers; and the purchase of incentives/recognition awards for G.R.E.A.T participants.


Date Created: September 6, 2007