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NCJ Number: 217184 Find in a Library
Title: Weed & Seed In-Sites Fall/Winter 2006
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO)
United States of America
Date Published: 2006
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
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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 Description (Model)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This newsletter presents information about local Weed and Seed programs around the country.
Abstract: Weed and Seed initiatives in six main areas are discussed: (1) law enforcement; (2) community policing; (3) prevention; (4) neighborhood restoration; (5) reentry; and (6) American Indian/Alaska Native. Local Weed and Seed efforts focus on preventing crime and increasing community safety. The section on law enforcement focuses on the Public Housing Safety Initiative (PHSI), which was implemented in 19 sites across the country with the goal of improving conditions for low-income housing tenants suffering high rates of violent and drug crimes. The Community Policing section focuses on the accomplishments of the police force in Athens, GA, which takes a proactive approach to problem-oriented policing in their Community Oriented Policing Problem Solving (COPPS) program. The section on prevention focuses on New York’s Buffalo Weed and Seed Safe Haven project: the Coalition for the Redevelopment of Unified Community Involvement and Leadership (CRUCIAL) Community Center. The planning, development, and implementation of the Safe Haven are described, which came together as a result of a partnership among local organizations and government offices. Also in this section are articles about the weeklong Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) summer day camps in Tennessee and the 4-week summer Respecting Our Community (R.O.C.) program in Reno, NV. The section on neighborhood restoration focuses on two programs: (1) a homeownership program in Pine Bluff, AR that uses individual development accounts to help participants save down payment money; and (2) the Parent Patrol program in Vine City, GA, which focuses on keeping school children safe and involving parents in school activities. The section on reentry presents results of a survey regarding the extent to which Weed and Seed sites focus on reentry initiatives while the section on American Indian/Alaska Native offers a primer on Indian Country law enforcement. Resources
Main Term(s): Weed & Seed Programs
Index Term(s): Community action programs; Newsletters
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