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NCJ Number: 189318 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Weed and Seed Strategy
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, Executive Office for Weed and Seed
Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO)
United States of A
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
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US Dept of Justice, Executive Office for Weed and Seed
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Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents an overview on the Weed and Seed Strategy developed under the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Weed and Seed, a multi-agency initiative in crime control and prevention.
Abstract: Operation Weed and Seed was developed in 1991 by the U.S. Department of Justice as a strategy based on four fundamental principles: collaboration, coordination, community participation, and leveraging resources with a multi-agency approach to law enforcement, crime prevention, and neighborhood restoration. The approach is two-fold. First, law enforcement agencies and prosecutors must work together to "weed out" criminals from a specific target area. Then, the "seeding" process begins and brings prevention, intervention, treatment, and neighborhood revitalization services to the area. The Weed and Seed Strategy requires some key elements: (1) a steering committee to offer a governing structure for the initiative and (2) a strategic plan developed by assessing community problems and needs, sound resolutions and responses, and obtaining the necessary resources and participation. Today, Weed and Seed has grown to more than 300 high-crime neighborhoods across the country.
Main Term(s): Weed & Seed Programs
Index Term(s): Community action programs; Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Community policing; Crime Control Programs; Crime prevention measures; Police community relations; Public housing
Note: This document is part of the Weed and Seed-Topical Publication Series.
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