United States News

Tuition Changes for GOTs

Repeated reductions in G.R.E.A.T. funding over the last several years have made it increasingly difficult for the G.R.E.A.T. Program to meet the many requests for training that it continues to receive. For many years, G.R.E.A.T. was able to provide training free of charge through a grant from the Department of Justice and could deliver the training wherever there was enough interest to fill a training class. Unfortunately, the current level of funding no longer supports that practice. Current plans call for centrally located trainings in five geographical regions of the U.S., in order to reach as many areas of the country as possible with the very limited budget. G.R.E.A.T. Officer Trainings (GOT) will now charge tuition of $395 per participant, which covers less than half of the total cost of training but will allow stretching the budget dollars to provide more trainings than would otherwise be possible.

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Central America News

G.R.E.A.T. Success: Honduras G.R.E.A.T. Program

Two major aims of the G.R.E.A.T. Program are (1) providing youth with the skills they need to avoid gangs and violence and (2) improving relationships between youth and the law enforcement officers in their communities. The G.R.E.A.T. Program in Honduras has been working very hard over the past seven years to achieve those aims and has been very successful in their efforts. To date, more than 160,000 Honduran children have participated in the G.R.E.A.T. Program and more than 116 instructors have been trained to teach this Program nationwide. Watch the video and click here to read more about the success of the G.R.E.A.T. Program in Honduras.