- Law Enforcement School-Based Programs
- Kansas City Police
|Kansas City Police Law Enforcement School-Based Initiative|
To prevent unlawful and harmful youth behavior, while promoting sound decision making and forging positive relationships with law enforcement.
The G.R.E.A.T. and D.A.R.E. Curricula address some of the crucial issues the youth of Jackson County are facing: violence, drug/alcohol use and peer pressure.
Many youth don't have the communication tools or skills to avoid violent behavior. The youth are taught refusal and avoidance techniques. Youth need skills to handle conflict and relieve stress in a healthy, non-violent way. The students are taught conflict resolution skills, how to recognize stress in themselves and others; and they practice healthy ways to deal with conflict and stress.
Youth in Kansas City may have favorable attitudes about alcohol or drugs until they are taught about the harmful effects they have on the body. Students are taught resistance to negative peer pressure.
The consistent interaction (each week for several weeks) with the program's police officer increases the students resiliency.
“Keepin' it REAL” (Science- and Evidence-based program established in 2013)
Different lessons are facilitated by posters that give a brief introduction to safety topics; recognizing risk, emergencies and simple ways to respond. Introduce concepts such as understanding feelings, coping with anger and responding to hurtful behaviors.
This curricula is based on the Socio-Emotional Learning Theory, which identifies basic skills and processes needed for healthy youth development including self-awareness and management; responsible decision-making; understanding others; relationship and communication skills; and handling responsibilities and challenges. It teaches youth to control their impulses and think about risks and consequences, resulting in more responsible, safe and healthy choices.
G.R.E.A.T. (Evidence-based program) - 4th Grade & 6th Grade
Offers a continuum of components for students and their families that focus on providing life skills to students to help them avoid using delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems. These components include a 13-lesson middle school curriculum and family training. At the end of curriculum the students give a presentation regarding the identification and implementation of a community project. The groups are made by their teacher and options are given usually in google classroom.
After each presentation the officer-instructor offers positive feedback and ideas to improve and expand on their ideas.
Program includes preparing to transition to the 5th Grade
S.T.E.P. (Independence Police Department-created program)
1) Police Contacts-Interactions
2) Conflict Resolution
3) Social Media – Cyber Bullying & Sexting
4) Drugs, Alcohol & Vaping.
Click on the window icon (upper right corner) of the map below to expand. List of all program locations is included with expanded view of map. Locations are also listed on this page below the map.
Katharine Coots • 816-413-3620
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Other Areas Of Focus
Allen Village High School, 4251 Bridger Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111
Allen Village School, 706 W 42nd St, Kansas City, MO 64111
Academy for Integrated Arts, 7910 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64131
Banneker Elementary School, 7050 Askew Ave, Kansas City, MO 64132
Brookside Charter School, 1815 E 63rd St, Kansas City, MO 64130
Central Middle School, 3611 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64128
Central High School, 3221 Indiana Ave, Kansas City, MO 64128
Compass Elementary School, 5401 E 103rd St, Kansas City, MO 64137
Dobbs Elementary School, 9400 Eastern Ave, Kansas City, MO 64138
Ervin Elementary School, 10530 Greenwood Rd, Kansas City, MO 64134
Faxon Elementary School, 1320 E 32 Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64109
Fleetridge Elementary School, 13001 E 55 St, Kansas City, MO 64133
Foreign Language Academy, 3450 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111
Frontier School of Innovation Elementary School, 6700 Corporate Dr, Kansas City, MO 64120
Garfield Elementary School, 436 Prospect Ave, Kansas City, MO 64124
George Washington Carver School, 4600 Elmwood Ave, Kansas City, MO 64130
Gladstone Elementary School, 335 N Elmwood Ave, Kansas City, MO 64123
Guadalupe Center's Elementary School, 5123 E Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO 64127
Hale Cook Elementary School, 7302 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64114
Hogan Preparatory Academy Elementary School, 2803 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO 64130
Holliday Montessori School, 7227 Jackson Ave, Kansas City, MO 64132
Holy Cross Catholic School, 121 N Quincy Ave, Kansas City, MO 64123
Ingels Elementary School, 11600 Food Ln, Kansas City, MO 64134
J.A. Rogers Elementary School, 6400 23rd St, Kansas City, MO 64129
James Elementary School, 5810 Scarritt Ave, Kansas City, MO 64123
Kansas City Girls Academy, 5506 Cambridge Ave, Kansas City, MO 64129
King Elementary, 4848 Woodland Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110
Millennium @ Santa Fe Elementary School, 8908 Old Santa Fe Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138
Northeast Middle School, 4904 Independence Ave, Kansas City, MO 64124
Northeast High School, 415 Van Brunt Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64124
Notre Dame de Sion, 3823 Locust St, Kansas City, MO 64109
Raytown Middle School, 4900 Pittman Rd, Kansas City, MO 64133
Scuola Vita Nuova Charter School, 535 Garfield Ave, Kansas City, MO 64124
Smith-Hale Middle School, 9010A Old Santa Fe Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138
Trailwoods Elementary School, 6201 E 17th St, Kansas City, MO 64126
Troost Elementary School, 1215 E 59th St, Kansas City, MO 64110
Truman Elementary School, 9601 James A Reed Rd, Kansas City, MO 64134
University Academy, 6801 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131
Visitation School, 5134 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64112
Warford Elementary School, 11400 Cleveland Ave, Kansas City, MO 64137
Wendell Phillips Elementary School, 2400 Prospect Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127
Westridge Elementary School, 8500 E 77th St, Kansas City, MO 64138
Wheatley Elementary School, 2415 Agnes Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127
Whittier Elementary School, 1012 Bales Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127