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Applications for law enforcement officer travel transportation and per diem expense reimbursement are NOW BEING ACCEPTED by the GFI. To access the GFI Reimbursement Application, visit www.greatfoundationinc.org and click on Funding and Programs. Officers are encouraged to submit their reimbursement application to the GFI at least 2 weeks (14 consecutive days) before the Class REGISTRATION DEADLINE DATE.

During the month of September 2015, the G.R.E.A.T. Program will be launching its new Web site. The new Web site will have a completely redesigned interface (in both English and Spanish languages, changeable via a toggle icon) and numberous enhancements to improve ease of use.

The second-annual Choose to Be G.R.E.A.T. Week is only a few months away; how are you and your agency preparing? With the success of our first annual Choose to Be G.R.E.A.T. Day, we have extended it to a week, allowing all of our G.R.E.A.T. students and instructors to participate. More information to follow.

GREATINFO is an online discussion group available for professionals affiliated with the G.R.E.A.T. Program where members can exchange information and hold discussions about topics related to the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

Welcome to the G.R.E.A.T. Web Site

Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) is an evidence-based and effective gang and violence prevention program built around school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curricula. The Program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership for children in the years immediately before the prime ages for introduction into gangs and delinquent behavior.

G.R.E.A.T. Introduction

G.R.E.A.T. has developed partnerships with nationally recognized organizations, such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Families and Schools Together (FAST), and the National Association of Police Athletic/Activities Leagues, Inc. (PAL). These partnerships encourage positive relationships among the community, parents, schools, and the law enforcement community.

The G.R.E.A.T. Program offers a continuum of components for students and their families that focus on providing life skills to students to help them avoid using delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems. These components include a 13-lesson middle school curriculum, a 6-lesson elementary school curriculum, a summer program, and families training.

The Regional Training Centers provide training to sworn/certified criminal justice professionals to teach the G.R.E.A.T. curricula to elementary and middle school students and to families throughout North America, including the United States, Canada, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

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