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GREAT Components for youth

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $31,600)

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 Kerman will use FY 2010 Bureau of Justice Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program funds to support middle school and family components. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. The program's primary objective is 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 delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems. The curriculum will be offered to 624 sixth and seventh graders. Grant funds will be used to pay for salaries, travel for training and conference, and supplies associated with the costs of implementing the G.R.E.A.T. program. The program's goal will be preventing gang violence, drug abuse, and gang related crime.


Date Created: September 13, 2010