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Communications Toolkit--Telling Your Weed & Seed Story Office of Justice Programs Seal Community Capacity Development Office Office of Justice Programs
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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release

(Insert date)(Insert contact information)
(Insert Web site URL)

(Insert Weed and Seed community name) Opens New Safe Haven

(City, State)—City Councilman (insert name) will announce the opening of a new Weed and Seed Safe Haven in (insert name of Weed and Seed community), which will provide neighborhood residents with recreational and educational programs and social services.

This new Safe Haven, located at (insert the location) will provide a range of services to (insert name of Weed and Seed community), including job skills training, family services referrals, adult literacy programs, tutoring, firearm prevention education, and recreational programming.

Established in 1991 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Weed and Seed is a comprehensive strategy—not just a program—to assist communities in bringing people and resources together to prevent and control crime and improve the overall quality of life.

What: News conference to announce the opening of a new Safe Haven in (insert name of community)
Who: Mayor (insert name)
City Councilman (insert name)
Weed and Seed Coordinator (insert name)
Where: (insert location)
When: (insert date and time)
(List Weed and Seed partners)

After the opening ceremony, the mayor, councilman, and Weed and Seed coordinator will be available for interviews.

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