Gang Resistance Education And Training Law and Legal Definition

Gang Resistance Education And Training is a school based training program, in which a law enforcement officer provides classroom instruction and various learning activities on the prevention of crime. The program focuses on providing life skills to students to help them avoid using delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems. It aims to avoid juvenile delinquency, gang membership, and youth violence. This program is often abbreviated as G.R.E.A.T.

This program was originally administered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) of the US Department of the Treasury. On transferring the ATF to the United States Department of Justice, The G.R.E.A.T. came to be administered by the Office of Justice Programs within the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

G.R.E.A.T. has developed partnerships with nationally recognized organizations, such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the National Association of Police Athletic Leagues. These partnerships help in building positive relationships among the community, parents, schools, and law enforcement officers.