Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Smith, Laurie

Second Advisor

McCaslin, Rosemary


This research evaluated the effectiveness of the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) gang prevention program among elementary school children. The focus of this research is to determine if the G.R.E.A.T. program changes the attitudes and beliefs of elementary school boys and girls who live in areas that are at high risk of gang involvement and gang related crimes. This research also aims to find out which gender is most affected by the program. The sample size was 103 females and 82 males in the fourth and fifth grades. The children who participated in this program were children from Operation Phoenix in San Bernardino (geographical areas where crime is high). Data collected by the San Bernardino County Probation Department was utilized in this research project.

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