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Durham Officials Meet To Discuss GREAT Program

Posted January 18, 2002 11:27 a.m. EST

— Schools in Durham are about to get safer.

Bull City leaders from the government, law enforcement and school system met Thursday to discuss the Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) program.

The program is designed to stop trouble in schools before it starts.

"The GREAT program itself is not an intervention program. It's more of prevention where we want to address the children before they get involved in any conflict or violence," GREAT program chief Donald Soranno said.

More than 3 million children have gone through the GREAT program since 1991. It has been implemented in school systems in all 50 states.