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NCJ Number: 221417 Find in a Library
Title: Weed & Seed In-Sites, Spring 2007
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO)
United States of America
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 23
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 provides access to important information from the Weed and Seed strategy including stories from successful Weed and Seed sites on supporting ex-offenders during reentry, helping Weed and Seed community members file tax returns, methamphetamine abuse in Indian Country, and more.
Abstract: Weed and Seed successes 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) Operation J.U.S.T.I.C.E. (Joint Urban Strike Team Increasing Community Efforts) in Texas, an initiative assisting law enforcement and neighborhood residents in the investigation and prevention of violent crimes and drug offenses in public housing; (2) Utica, NY’s anti-gang initiative through community unification; (3) the adoption of the Youth Crime Watch (YCW) model (core group of youth leaders assisting in major issues and problems facing their school or community) in North Carolina, Ohio, and Alabama; (4) the Individual Development Account (IDA) Homeownership Program in Racine, WI, to nurture home ownership in the community and to reap the benefits of individual asset building; (5) the Central City Reentry program in Tennessee offering a strong support system and employment/jobs for ex-offenders; and (6) the funding of tribal Anti-Meth Coalitions by the State of Arizona which are using the Strategic Prevention Framework. 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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