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NCJ Number: 212519 Find in a Library
Title: Weed and Seed: In-Sites Winter 2005
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO)
United States of America
Editor(s): Sharon Samber
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 48
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Washington, DC 20009
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO)
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: News/Media
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This publication reports on activities in "Weed-and-Seed" sites in the areas of law enforcement, community policing, crime prevention, neighborhood restoration, reentry, and American Indian/Alaska Native affairs.
Abstract: Each section of the publication highlights effective strategies, important events, strong community leaders, and grassroots efforts to improve neighborhoods. In the area of law enforcement, the projects mentioned include a community-based response to gun crimes in Salisbury, MD, and a program to improve safety in public housing in Kansas City, MO. Descriptions of community policing projects include a partnership among law enforcement, community, and city government in Washington, DC, to fight gang violence and the efforts of a Weed-and-Seed site in Los Angeles to counter hate-motivated crime and graffiti. Examples of crime prevention programs include a safe location for school students while they wait to be picked up by the school bus in Portsmouth, VA, a neighborhood health fair for low- and moderate-income families in Santa Ana, CA, a Junior Police Academy for kids in Springfield, IL, and a Teen Summer Fair that promotes positive educational activities for youth in Niagara Falls, NY. Projects in neighborhood restoration include youth involvement in home restorations in Bristol, TN, a community event to promote violence prevention in a North Omaha (Nebraska) neighborhood, and a plan by the Federal Community Capacity Development Office to bring neighborhood tax services to low- and moderate-income communities. Reentry programs include an AmeriCorps VISTA program that provides services to persons re-entering the community from prison and the creation of a center that provides services to released inmates in Providence, RI. Programs among American Indian/Alaska Native communities involve assistance for ex-offenders returning to their homes and a CIRCLE Project that facilitates interagency cooperation in bringing criminal justice services to Indian country. A listing of annotated resources
Main Term(s): Community crime prevention programs
Index Term(s): American Indians; Community action programs; Community involvement; Community policing; Community resources; Community support; Federal aid; Grants or contracts; Indian affairs; Reentry; Weed & Seed Programs; Youth community involvement
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