Evaluating G.R.E.A.T.
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Evaluating G.R.E.A.T. a school-based gang prevention program. by Finn-Aage Esbensen

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice in Washington, DC .
Written in English


  • Gang prevention -- United States.,
  • Juvenile delinquency -- United States -- Prevention.

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Other titlesEvaluating GREAT, School-based gang prevention program, School based gang prevention program
SeriesNIJ research for policy
ContributionsNational Institute of Justice (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination4 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL18838732M

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out of 5 stars G-R-E-A-T BOOK. Reviewed in the United States on April 7, Verified Purchase. John H. Davis doesn't leave a stone unturned, at least as far as Carlos Marcello's complicity in the assassination. If, after reading this book, you don't think Marcello played a part in this crime. The Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. The program, whose primary objective is prevention, is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership. EVALUATING G.R.E.A.T. Finn-Aage Esbensen Evaluating G.R.E.A.T.: A School-Based Gang Prevention Program About the Author Finn-Aage Esbensen is the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Youth Crime and Vio­ lence in the Department of Criminology and Crim­ inal Justice at the Univer­ sity of Missouri–St. Louis. Few rigorous evaluations have been. PROCESS AND OUTCOME EVALUATION OF THE G.R.E.A.T. PROGRAM. In , the University of Missouri-St. Louis was awarded a grant from the National Institute of Justice to determine what effect, if any, the G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) program had on students. G.R.E.A.T., which is a lesson general prevention.

  Program Goals 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. Middle School G.R.E.A.T. program. The middle school G.R.E.A.T. program is a week curriculum that is designed for sixth and seventh graders. In the first evaluation of the G.R.E.A.T. program in , researchers recommended teaching the core curriculum at the entry level of middle school. Results from a Multi-Site Evaluation of the G.R.E.A.T. Program Article (PDF Available) in Justice Quarterly 29(1) February with Reads How we measure 'reads'.   A five-year longitudinal evaluation found that, while the G.R.E.A.T. program educated young people on the consequences of gang involvement and had modest positive effects on their attitudes toward the police, it failed to reduce youth gang membership or future delinquent behaviour (Esbensen, ).

  Summary View help for Summary. This study sought to evaluate the effectiveness of the Gang Resistance Education And Training (GREAT) program by surveying five different groups: students in a cross-sectional design (Part 1), law enforcement officers (Part 2), educators (Part 3), parents (Part 4), and students in a longitudinal design (Part 5).   In a national evaluation of G.R.E.A.T., the program was found to be associated with declines in student-reported victimization and risk seeking and increases in the negative perception of . By staying focused on G-R-E-A-T principles, an organization can be more effective in the pursuit of its mission. 1 - The website of Independent Sector contains an excellent compilation of various standards and practices that organizations, national and state, have compiled. Evaluation: G.R.E.A.T. is a primary duty assignment. Each agency will receive an evaluation of officer performance at the conclusion of the training. Recent program evaluation. From to , a multi-site program evaluation was conducted. Approximately 4, students attending 31 schools in seven cities compromised the initial sample.