In 2006, following a competitive peer review process, the National Institute of Justice awarded the University of Missouri - St. Louis funding to conduct the National Evaluation of the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program. The evaluation follows over 3,800 students in seven cities across the United States through six waves of data collection. The program evaluation began in 2006 and is scheduled to conclude in 2012.
Funding Award: $2,497,585
National G.R.E.A.T. Evaluation Grant Products
- Annual student surveys
- Classroom observations
- Surveys of teachers and administrators
- Surveys of law enforcement officers
- Interviews with G.R.E.A.T. officers and G.R.E.A.T. supervisors
- Observations of G.R.E.A.T. Officer Training (G.O.T.)
- Observations of G.R.E.A.T. Family sessions.
National G.R.E.A.T. Evaluation Team:
G.R.E.A.T. program website: http://www.great-online.org/
National Gang Center website: http://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/
National Institute of Justice website: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/
UMSL CCJ Research