Community Impact


In 2006, the National Institute of Justice commissioned a nationwide short- and long-term evaluation of the G.R.E.A.T. Program.  The evaluation was complete and 2012 report concluded that amongst youths there was:

Less positive attitudes about gangs

More positive attitudes to police

Less anger

More positive attitudes about police in classrooms

More use of refusal skills

Less risk seeking

24% Lower rates of gang membership

Less use of hitting neutralizations

Less pronounced risk factors associated with gang membership

Higher levels of altruism (they value doing things for others)

Higher collective efficacy (they can make a difference in their communities)

Your donation will make it possible for law enforcement agencies to dedicate more officers, to the existing 12,000, as G.R.E.A.T. certified instructors. These additional officers will be equipped to teach the G.R.E.A.T. Family component and the classroom curriculum to hundreds of new elementary and middle school children across the USA and abroad, adding to the approximately 450,000 children reached each year.

Your donation to the GFI will have a lasting impact in a child’s life, a child’s safety and the community. With an emphasis on good decision making, conflict resolution, and communication skills, youth who graduate the G.R.E.A.T. Program will receive the tools they need to become better citizens.

027The GFI works closely with the G.R.E.A.T. Program to provide assistance in G.R.E.A.T.’s continuation of services uniquely designed around:

  • youth crime prevention
  • positive life skills
  • bullying prevention
  • gang resistance
  • reduced juvenile delinquency
  • encouraging positive relationships between community, parents, peers, schools, and law enforcement
  • creating better citizens as future adults