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NCJ Number: NCJ 207498     Find in a Library
Title: Weed and Seed Strategy
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Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO)
United States of America
Date Published: 11/2004
Page Count: 16
  Annotation: This report presents an overview of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Operation Weed and Seed, including its major components and elements, key players, and how to become a Weed and Seed site.
Abstract: In 1991, Operation Weed and Seed, a community-based multi-agency approach to law enforcement, crime prevention, and neighborhood restoration was established by the U.S. Department of Justice. Operation Weed and Seed is administered by the Community Capacity Development Office, Office of Justice Programs. The Weed and Seed strategy consists of a two-pronged approach: (1) law enforcement agencies and prosecutors cooperate in “weeding out” criminals from the designated area and (2) “seeding” brings prevention, intervention, treatment, and neighborhood revitalization services to the area. There are four components of the Weed and Seed strategy that include: law enforcement; community policing; prevention, intervention, and treatment; and neighborhood restoration. Key elements of the Weed and Seed strategy consist of a Steering Committee to provide a governing structure for the initiative and a strategic plan to assess community problems and needs, develop sound resolutions and response, and secure the necessary resources and participation. There are many key players needed for the success of this operation, such as Federal, State, and local law enforcement and prosecutors, the U.S. Attorney’s office, residents, the Weed and Seed coordinator, businesses, faith-based organizations, and youth-serving organizations. To become a recognized Weed and Seed site requires the commitment by the community to engage in planning, collaborating, and coordinating programs and services.
Main Term(s): Weed & Seed Programs
Index Term(s): Crime Control Programs ; Community involvement ; Crime prevention measures ; Federal government ; Federal programs ; Community crime prevention programs ; Policing innovation ; Police crime-prevention ; Private sector civic involvement ; Crime prevention officers ; Police community relations programs ; Crime prevention planning ; Community policing ; Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
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US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
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United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Weed and Seed Topical Publication Series
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