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FY 2009 G.R.E.A.T. Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $44,698)

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 coordinates 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 Newark will use fiscal year 2009 G.R.E.A.T. funds to support the delivery of the elementary, middle school, families, and summer components to approximately 1,950 students and 12 families. The program will continue the city's efforts to provide positive law enforcement role models who bridge the gap between police, youth participants, and the community while offering alternatives to gang membership and violent behavior. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 17, 2009