A vital component of any successful G.R.E.A.T. Program is the formation of partnerships between the policing agency and other agencies and organizations that are focused on helping youth. This summer, the National Gang Symposium—Progress Through Partnerships—will provide G.R.E.A.T. instructors with the opportunity to:
Discuss other gang-prevention strategies that work in conjunction with G.R.E.A.T.
Discuss regional gang trends with experts
Network with gang professionals from around the United States
Learn about the preliminary outcomes from the ongoing national evaluation of G.R.E.A.T.
Learn strategies for coordinating outreach
The Bureau of Justice Assistance has authorized the use of G.R.E.A.T. grant funds for active G.R.E.A.T.-certified instructors to attend the National Gang Symposium.
This specialized two-day G.R.E.A.T. Families Training is available for certified G.R.E.A.T. instructors who are interested in delivering the Families Component of the G.R.E.A.T. Program. This intensive training will prepare instructors to conduct the research-based, family-strengthening G.R.E.A.T. Families program.
Register for this G.R.E.A.T. Families Training by completing the application (Adobe PDF)
from the G.R.E.A.T. National Program Office’s Web site.
Maximum Participants: 90
The following workshops were created specifically for G.R.E.A.T. instructors. The presenters in these classes work directly with the G.R.E.A.T. Program and have first-hand knowledge of G.R.E.A.T.-specific issues.
|Classroom Management and Gang Issues||Dr. Mark Bowen||90 minutes|
|Cops and Teachers Forging Working Relationships Across Disciplines||Dr. Mark Bowen||90 minutes|
|Funding Your G.R.E.A.T. Program||Paul Ellis and Thomas Jackson||3 hours|
|It Is What It Is, But It Ain’t What You Think||G.R.E.A.T. Panel Including Dr. Finn Esbensen||90 minutes|
|G.R.E.A.T. Evaluation: Preliminary Findings||Dr. Finn Esbensen||90 minutes|
Note: These workshops will be open to all participants of the National Gang Symposium.
Attention: Ms. Kim Lake
Post Office Box 12729
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Use our contact page for general queries regarding the National Gang Symposium.