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Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.)

About This Resource

The Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program is a school-based gang- and violence-prevention program with three primary goals: 1) teach youths to avoid gang membership, 2) prevent violence and criminal activity, and 3) assist youths in developing positive relationships with law enforcement. The program is a cognitive-based curriculum that teaches students life skills such as conflict resolution, responsibility, appreciating cultural diversity, and goal setting. All of these skills are presented with an emphasis on how crime affects victims and how youths can meet basic social needs without resorting to joining a gang.

Learn More: 


Crime Solutions from National Institute of Justice Registry

Rating: Promising


Cost Information: 

No cost information available

Who This Resource Is For


  • Behavioral Health
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Violence Prevention
  • Support Tier: 

  • Not Specified / Any
  • Age Range: 

  • High
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • African American/Black
  • American Indian/Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Other
  • Community Type: 

  • Urban