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

The Boston Police Department’s G.R.E.A.T. Program is part of a very successful strategy that has dramatically reduced youth crime in Boston.

In 1991 police officers from the Phoenix Police Department and from Mesa, Glendale, and Tempe, Arizona, and special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms developed Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) to reduce adolescent involvement in criminal behavior and gangs. G.R.E.A.T. is a national, school-based gang prevention program in which uniformed law enforcement officers teach a 9-week curriculum to middle school students. As of June 1996, more than 2,400 officers from 47 states and District of Columbia had completed G.R.E.A.T. training.

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