October 23, 2013 17:44
On Wednesday October 23, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau GREAT Program will host a graduation involving local Somali families. The families have been working with Officer Angel Ocasio and community members as part of the GREAT Families program.
The celebration will be held at the Hacienda CDC Salon Comunal, 6856 NE Killingsworth St.
GREAT stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The GREAT Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.
The GREAT Families program is a research-based, family-strengthening program consisting of a six-session family curriculum and a family/community resource guide. By linking a practical curriculum to a process of engaging local family assistance resources, GREAT Families provides GREAT instructors with the basic tools needed to work effectively with families and with other family-serving organizations in their community.
Media is invited to attend this special event.
To learn more about the GREAT Families Program visit http://www.great-online.org/components/families.aspx
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204