Elementary school age children

Evidence for Program Effectiveness

The most frequent questions asked about the G.R.E.A.T. Program are “Is G.R.E.A.T. effective?” and “How do you know if it works?” G.R.E.A.T. is a rarity among youth violence and gang prevention and intervention programs in that it has been subjected to rigorous scientific evaluation and has data to demonstrate that it has a measurable impact on the attitudes and decisions of students who complete the G.R.E.A.T. lessons. Recently, there has been...

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Benefits of Having a G.R.E.A.T. Program in Your Community

  • The G.R.E.A.T. Program assists in building more-positive relationships between law enforcement and other parts of your community.
  • The G.R.E.A.T. Program teaches children to deal more effectively with serious issues affecting their behavior and the community, such as bullying, peer pressure, managing anger, and making good decisions.
  • G.R.E.A.T. Program students compared to non-G.R.E.A.T. students showed lower rates of gang involvement and delinquency and less-positive attitudes towards gangs.
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G.R.E.A.T. Informational Materials

At a Glance

GREAT Informational Materials