We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about establishing a G.R.E.A.T.
Program in your community. The information below is provided to help you understand
the commitments necessary to establish a G.R.E.A.T. Program that will be successful.
Included is information to assist you in the proper selection of officers to become
The success of the G.R.E.A.T. Program is founded on the mutual commitment of law
enforcement and educational agencies, united in a common goal to:
- Provide children with the skills necessary to combat the stresses that set the stage
for gang involvement.
- Provide children with accurate knowledge about gang involvement.
- Provide children with the skills necessary to resolve conflicts peacefully.
- Help children understand the need to set realistic goals.
Implementing a G.R.E.A.T. Program in a community requires careful consideration
and planning. Below are three key areas to focus on when considering the establishment
of a G.R.E.A.T. Program:
– An overview of prospective law enforcement and educational agencies' formal commitment
for hosting the G.R.E.A.T. Program.
Law Enforcement and Educational Agency Agreement
– Guidelines for establishing a formal agreement between the law enforcement and
school agencies to implement the G.R.E.A.T. Program.
– Describes the personal characteristics, desired background, skills, and expectations
of a prospective G.R.E.A.T. instructor.