Criminal Justice Professors and Students Present Gang Prevention Research
Criminal Justice professors Janice Ahmad, Mike Cavanaugh, and Rebecca Pfeffer, along with UHD criminal justice students Yaneli Carreno, David Green II, Renee Lamberton, and Joseph Nelson, met with Houston Police Department officers assigned to the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program on September 19 to present preliminary findings of their study evaluating the effectiveness of the program. G.R.E.A.T. is offered to middle school students in the Houston Independent School District and aims to give them the tools to resist gang pressure and avoid youth violence.