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Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program Training and Technical Assistance Support

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $4,500,000)

The Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum administered by the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) in cooperation with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The primary objective of the program is crime prevention and is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership. G.R.E.A.T. lessons focus on providing life skills to students to help them avoid engaging in delinquent behavior and the use of violence to solve problems.

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) will provide support the G.R.E.A.T. Program through training, technical assistance, and information dissemination support. G.R.E.A.T. Program Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Support will be designed and structured to provide the most comprehensive and effective support to all the G.R.E.A.T. initiatives with the greatest flexibility to respond to BJA program management. Under the direction of BJA, IIR will assist and support the G.R.E.A.T. Program's policy and training management structure, and coordinate and manage the delivery of the training and technical assistance.


Date Created: May 23, 2007