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G.R.E.A.T. Program

The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-base, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. The program's primary objective is prevention and is intended as a means against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership. The G.R.E.A.T. lessons focus on providing life skills to students to help them avoid delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems. This program is being offered at all three middle schools within the city.

The Neighborhood Response Unit has officers certified to deliver a thirteen (13) week curriculum to students during the school year. The curriculum is a skills-based curriculum designed to produce knowledge and attitudinal and behavioral changes through the use of facilitative teaching, positive behavior rehearsal, cooperative and interactive learning techniques, and extended teacher activities.

The G.R.E.A.T. violence prevention curriculum is a life-skills competency program designed to provide students with the skills they need to avoid gang pressure and youth violence. The curriculum can be used in conjunction with other prevention programs encouraging positive relationships between the community, parents, schools and law enforcement.