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NCJ Number: 209772 Find in a Library
Title: Weed and Seed In-Sites Magazine, Spring 2004
Journal: Weed & Seed In-Sites Magazine  Volume:12  Issue:1  Dated:Spring 2004  Pages:1-27
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO)
United States of America
Date Published: 2004
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Washington, DC 20009
Publication Number: LT000488
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Articles in this magazine describe events and projects related to the Federal Weed and Seed initiative, which is designed to assist communities in preventing crime, increasing community safety, and revitalizing neighborhoods.
Abstract: A letter from the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia touts the value of Weed and Seed for his district, followed by recognition of an officer who died in the line of duty while implementing a Weed and Seed drug initiative in St. Louis. The proceedings of the 2004 Continuation Application Kit Workshop held in Dallas, TX, on February 24-27, 2004, is described. This involved announcements, speeches, training, and reports on programs pertinent to Weed and Seed operations. Another article reports on the launching of the media campaign for Project Ceasefire in Wichita, KS, which is designed to warn convicted felons not to possess firearms. The magazine then announces the U.S. Office of Weed and Seed's sponsorship of training in community-oriented policing for the Community Policing Unit of the Norwalk Police Department (Connecticut), followed by a report on the shutdown of a criminal drug enterprise whose criminal activities were affecting several Utah Weed and Seed sites. In the magazine's section on "What's Working," the Navy's program of Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) is noted for its recognition as the best community drug awareness program in the U.S. Navy for fiscal year 2002. DEFY provides youth ages 9-12 with the tools they need to resist drugs and gang involvement. Among the other Weed and Seed programs described are services to residents of assisted living facilities in Anchorage, AK; efforts to address violence against missing and runaway youth in Lowell, MA; an innovative Air Cadet Program in New Mexico; and a summer transportation program for youth in Lumberton, NC.
Main Term(s): Community crime prevention programs
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Drug law enforcement; Drug prevention programs; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Violence prevention; Weed & Seed Programs
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