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NCJ Number: 221416 Find in a Library
Title: Weed & Seed In-Sites Magazine, 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: 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: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report from the Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO) provides access to information from the Weed and Seed strategy including stories from successful Weed and Seed sites on getting teens involved in service learning, preparing residents for home ownership, conducting problem-oriented policing, and more.
Abstract: Weed and Seed success stories are presented in the areas of law enforcement, community policing, prevention, neighborhood restoration, reentry, and American Indian/Alaska Native. Highlights of these stories from various programs working to prevent crime and provide safer communities within the Weed and Seed strategy include: (1) the Public Housing Safety Initiative (PHSI) which seeks to improve conditions for low-income housing tenants suffering high rates of violent crime and drug and firearm distribution; (2) the crime reduction strategy, Community Oriented Policing Problem Solving (COPPS) in Athens, GA; (3) the development of a Safe Haven in Buffalo, NY, the Coalition for the Redevelopment of Unified Community Involvement And Leadership (CRUCIAL) Community Center; (4) the launching of the Parent Patrol in Vine City, GA designed to keep children safe and involve their parents in school activities; and (5) the establishment of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) centers. This report, from the Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO), presents and offers the stories of Weed and Seed strategies implemented across the United States that have been effective in crime prevention and community safety.
Main Term(s): Weed & Seed Programs
Index Term(s): Clandestine laboratory enforcement programs; Community crime prevention programs; Community policing; Crime prevention measures
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