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

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $9,357)

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.

The city of Lockport Police Department will use G.R.E.A.T. funds to implement the elementary and middle school components at all four public schools and two private schools within the city. The curriculum will be offered to 480 fourth graders and 122 seventh graders. Grant funds will be used to pay for salaries, travel for training and conferences, and supplies associated with the costs of implementing the G.R.E.A.T. program. The program's goal will be to work in conjunction with the respective school districts in preventing gang violence, drug abuse, and gang related crime within the city of Lockport.


Date Created: September 17, 2008