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NCJ Number: NCJ 181507     Find in a Library
Title: Weed and Seed Best Practices, Issue 3, Spring 2000
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Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, Executive Office for Weed and Seed
Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO)
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 30
  Annotation: This is the third in a series of publications designed to highlight some of the lessons learned in implementing Weed and Seed Strategy during the last nine years.
Abstract: Weed and Seed Best Practices demonstrates the power and benefit of effective collaboration and the dynamic relationships between diverse systems and individuals living in communities. Success in the four integral elements of the Weed and Seed Strategy--law enforcement; community policing; prevention/intervention/treatment; and neighborhood restoration--is discussed. Additional information is presented on the the ways sites have learned from each other as they have implemented their Weed and Seed Strategy. Programs in Baltimore, Indianapolis and Los Angeles are discussed. In the historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, a sound operating structure and the equitable division of responsibility by the Steering Committee guarantees this site's long-term sustainability. Clear goals and strong relationships between residents and law enforcement have allowed the High Point Community Against Violence Initiative to develop a powerful community policing focus. The Los Angeles Weed and Seed's Safe Haven established a collaboration among probation, educators, youth, and parents creating a beneficial truancy prevention program. The presence of a variety of strong leaders willing to share resources has set the course for significant change.
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Community action programs ; Community crime prevention programs ; Community policing ; Weed & Seed Programs ; Indiana ; Maryland ; California
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Type: Program Description (Model)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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