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. These partnerships encourage positive relationships among the community, parents, schools, and law enforcement.
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.
The success of the G.R.E.A.T. Program is founded on the mutual commitment of both 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.
The Gove County Sheriff's Office is proud to be involved in the School Districts across the county, Bridging the gap between the youth of Gove County and the Law Enforcement of their communities. Currently there is a 6 week 4th Grade curriculum in Grinnell, Grainfield, and Quinter. That is followed up with a 13 week 6th Grade curriculum in Grinnell and Quinter.