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FY 2008 G.R.E.A.T. Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $45,603)

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 curricula help students develop values and practice behaviors that will help them avoid destructive activities. G.R.E.A.T. program staff coordinate project activities with federal, regional, state, and local agencies, as well as individuals from community and civic groups. The goal of the program is to train criminal justice professionals to deliver a school-based curriculum that teaches life-skills competencies, gang awareness, and violence-avoidance techniques.

Clark County School District, in collaboration with the local branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Safe Village, Boland Area Command, and local faith-based organizations, is committed to reducing violent occurrences on campus and increasing student safety, assisting students in improving their academic performance, and helping students avoid gangs. The school district will use the grant funds to certify one officer as a G.R.E.A.T. instructor, and teach the G.R.E.A.T. elementary and middle school curricula to 100 fourth graders, 335 sixth graders, 335 seventh graders, and 330 eighth graders. Five hundred students will be served in the summer program, and 50 families will be served in the families program.


Date Created: August 25, 2008