U. S.

Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Community Capacity Development Office

Operation Weed and Seed
Operation Weed and Seed, a U.S. Department of Justice community-based initiative, is an innovative and comprehensive multi-agency approach to law enforcement, crime prevention, and community revitalization. seeding strategies. Officers obtain helpful information from area residents for weeding efforts while they aid residents in obtaining information about community revitalization and seeding resources. A prospective site applies for Official Recognition of its Weed and Seed strategy by submitting its proposed strategy—through the local United States Attorney’s Office—to the Community Capacity Development Office (CCDO) for review and approval. The strategy must be developed locally in accordance with CCDO guidelines. Benefits of Official Recognition include preference in receiving discretionary resources from participating federal agencies; priority for participating in federallysponsored training and technical assistance; use of the official Weed and Seed logo; and eligibility to apply for Department of Justice Weed and Seed funds.

The Weed and Seed Strategy Operation Weed and Seed is foremost a strategy—rather than a grant program—which aims to prevent, control, and reduce violent crime, drug abuse, and gang activity in designated high-crime neighborhoods across the country. Weed and Seed sites range in size from several neighborhood blocks to several square miles. The strategy involves a twopronged approach: law enforcement agencies and prosecutors cooperate in “weeding out” criminals who participate in violent crime and drug abuse, attempting to prevent their return to the targeted area; and “seeding” brings human services to the area, encompassing prevention, intervention, treatment, and neighborhood revitalization. A community-oriented policing component bridges weeding and

The Role of the United States Attorney At each site, the United States Attorney plays a central role in organizing the Steering Committee and bringing together the communities with other Weed and Seed participants. The United States Attorney also facilitates coordination of federal, state, and local law enforcement efforts. Through such coordination, sites can effectively use federal law enforcement partners in weeding strategies and mobilize resources for seeding programs from a variety of federal agencies.

Funding for Sites During Fiscal Year 2004, approximately 300 communities used funding from the Community Capacity Development Office. Since Weed and Seed is foremost a strategy rather than a grant program, all Weed and Seed sites must show their capacity to obtain financial and in-kind resources from a

Official Recognition On a track separate from funding, the Department of Justice works with sites developing Weed and Seed strategies.

variety of public and private sources. Many Weed and Seed sites have received support from federal, state, and local agencies, and the private sector (both nonprofit and for-profit). Communities interested in eligibility to apply for Fiscal Year 2006 Weed and Seed funds (subject to the availability of funds as appropriated by Congress) must have filed a Letter of Intent to apply for Official Recognition, co-signed by their U.S. Attorney, by August 31, 2005; must have submitted the proposed application for Official Recognition to the local U.S. Attorney’s Office for review by October 15, 2005; and must have applied for or received Official Recognition by October 31, 2005. CCDO issues funding application kits only to eligible sites. Guidelines for Official Recognition are posted on the CCDO Web site at: www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ccdo/

the Institute for Social Analysis (1995) and the national impact evaluation of the program by Abt Associates (1999). Many other local evaluations are ongoing.

For more information on developing and implementing a Weed and Seed Strategy, see our Web site: www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ccdo/ or contact:

Oversight The Community Capacity Development Office, Office of Justice Programs, at the U.S. Department of Justice, oversees the Weed and Seed program. The Department of Justice implements a broad spectrum of programs to help prevent crime and assist law enforcement efforts around the nation. As one of these programs, Weed and Seed is the key component of the Department of Justice’s antiviolence and drug enforcement/comprehensive community revitalization strategy. Through these efforts, community residents nationwide have hope that they can enjoy a safer and better quality of life.

Community Capacity Development Office Nelson Hernandez Director U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 810 Seventh Street, NW Washington, DC 20531 (202) 616-1152 (202) 616-1159 (FAX) or Your local United States Attorney January 2005

_________________________ The attached chart lists all funded and/or officially recognized sites. * Official recognition has expired or is set to expire by 5/31/05 but sites are still implementing the Weed and Seed strategy with remaining funds. ** Denotes new sites.

Evaluation Evaluation ensures that the Weed and Seed strategy is working in the sites. Therefore, the Department of Justice emphasizes evaluation of the program both locally and nationally. Original sites were required to carry out a local evaluation. National evaluations of Weed and Seed include the national process evaluation by

Site# **500 22 134 *135 **501 *174 *165 *220 **502 456 **503 486 *163 285 365 485 **504 457 *48 74 306 116 115 59 **510 369 433 **505 432 *187 **506 **507 431 *201 **511 *202 *203 286 333 35 480

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City or County Anchorage Birmingham Mobile Montgomery Montgomery Prichard Pine Bluff Texarkana Flagstaff Glendale Santa Cruz County Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Tucson Tucson Tucson Yuma Compton Fresno Fresno Los Angeles Los Angeles Los Angeles San Pedro Oakland Oxnard Pomona Rancho Cordova Sacramento San Francisco San Francisco Santa Clara San Jose San Jose Santa Ana Santa Ana Santa Maria Santa Paula Vista Aurora

Site Name Russian Jack/East Anchorage Northside Community Trinity Gardens Westside Community West Fairview Harlem Pine Bluff T-BON Sunnyside Orchard Glen Nogales Capitol Mall Garfield Sunny Slope Kino Coalition Tucson: Westside Coalition 29th Street Coalition Carver Park Wilmington Cove Southeast Southwest Pico Union/Westlake South (formerly South Central) Southeast Harbor Gateway West Oakland Southend Pomona Rancho Cordova Avondale/Glen Elders Visitacion Valley Hunter’s Point Burbank Area Washington Area East Area #1: Southcoast District (SAINT) Area #2: SE District (SPIRIT) West Newlove Las Piedras Townsite Neighborhood Colfax

25 *87 141 458 150 *214 **513 360 *237 *295 287 246 *3 **545 430 481 424 **515 *55 372 75 *90 375 283 284 434 *152 *156 **514 308 149 377 **516 218 *219 235 241 435 11 **517 *13 *63

CT CT CT CT CT CT CT DC DC DC DE DE FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL GA GA GA GA GA

Bridgeport Hartford New Britain New Haven Norwalk Stamford Willimantic Washington Washington Washington Dover Wilmington Alachua County Belle Glade Brevard County Clearwater Collier City Daytona Beach Delray Fort Pierce Ft. Myers Hillsborough County Immokalee Miami Miami North Miami Beach Ocala Orlando Palatka Pensacola Riviera Beach Seminole County St. Petersburg Tallahassee Tampa Volusia County West Palm Beach Athens Atlanta Atlanta Augusta East Point

East Side/East End Northeast Broad/North Oak/Arch Site #2 South Norwalk South End Willimantic Marshall Heights/Eastgate Columbia Heights Congress Heights State Street/Salisbury Road West Center City Cedar Ridge/Linton Oaks Southwest Belle Glade Diamond Square Clearwater Collier City Old Town/New Town Delray Beach NW Fort Pierce Ft. Myers Palm River Immokalee Liberty City Little Haiti/Lemon City Washington Park/Allen Park Ocala Ivy Lane/Holden Hghts Northside Pensacola Riviera Beach Midway/Georgetown St. Petersburg Richmond Hghts/Murat Hills/ South City Sulphur Springs Volusia County West Palm Beach Hancock Corridor Pittsburgh/Mechanicsville Vine City Barton Village East Washington/Central District

*120 *204 309 379 487 *236 **518 57 **519 334 381 42 313 213 *233 296 382 315 99 423 383 **520 459 245 *117 *104 460 *143 316 142 *304 *210 317 23 **522 41 **547 **549 293 294 **550 **521

GA GA GA HI HI HI HI IA IA IL IL IL IL IL IL IN IN IN IN IN IN KS KS KS KY LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA MA MA MA MA MA MA MA MA MA

Macon Savannah Waycross Honolulu Honolulu Honolulu Honolulu Des Moines Cedar Rapids Alton Aurora Chicago Peoria Springfield Village of Washington Park Evansville Ft. Wayne Indianapolis Indianapolis Indianapolis South Bend Kansas City Topeka Wichita Louisville Jefferson Parish Monroe New Orleans New Orleans New Orleans Shreveport Shreveport Terrebonne Parish Boston Brockton Chelsea Fall River Holyoke Lawrence Methuen New Bedford Boston

Pleasant Hill Savannah Carswell/Hazard Hill Ewa Kalihi/Palama/Chinatown Waipahu Pahoa/Kaohe Homest Des Moines Central Alton East Aurora (Kane) Northwest Austin Peoria Springfield Village of Washington Park Evansville Ft. Wayne Coalition of NE Neighborhoods Indianapolis --SUMO Area Westside South Bend Kansas City Central/South Wichita Smoketown/Shelby Park Jefferson Parish Lamyville/Renwich Algiers/Bywater Central City Treme Highland / Stoner Area Queensborough/Ingleside Terrebonne Parish Grove Hall Camp Pello Chelsea Maple Gardens E. Beech Street District C Arlington New Bedford N. Dorchester/Washington St. Corridor

**551 462 16 *17 *18 322 *195 *114 488 461 384 489 298 300 299 482 385 491 81 **544 490 100 *105 137 386 136 472 471 473 *328 *329 *330 *98 *106 *331 *332 436 189 463 **523 492 493

MA MA MD MD MD MD MD MD ME ME ME ME MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MI MN MN MN MN MN MO MO MO MO MO MO MO MO MO MS MS MS MS

Springfield Worcester Baltimore Baltimore Baltimore Landover Salisbury Silver Spring Androscoggin Calais Lincoln County Sagadahoc Battle Creek Detroit Detroit Detroit Flint Flint Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Highland Park Inkster Kalamazoo Muskegon Cass Lake Mahnomen County Minneapolis Minneapolis St. Paul Cape Girardeau Carthursville Charleston Independence Kansas City Poplar Bluff Sikeston St. Joseph St. Louis Corinth Biloxi Greenville Jackson

Springfield Worcester HEBCAC Northwest-Project Garrison Washington Village/Pigtown Landover (LARC) Salisbury Long Branch Androscoggin Calais Lincoln Sagadahoc Battle Creek 11th Precinct 9th Precinct Northwest Detroit Eastside North Central Grand Rapids Central City Highland Park Inkster Kalamazoo Muskegon Heights Cass Lake Mahnomen County Phillips Expansion Central Expansion Summit University Expansion Cape Girardeau (SEMO) Carthursville (SEMO) Charleston (SEMO) Fairmount Prospect Corridor Poplar Bluff (SEMO) Sikeston (SEMO) St. Joseph St. Louis Corinth D’lberville/East Biloxi Leland Neighborhood West Jackson

*229 425 445 **524 446 388 389 82 **525 *119 *179 **556 248 390 154 437 268 483 *33 392 **548 393 *155 318 226 303 *234 438 439 440 *110 126 305 **526 **527 398 27 465 484 31 399 103

MS MT NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NE NE NE NH NJ NJ NJ NJ NJ NJ NJ NJ NJ NJ NM NM NM NM NV NV NV NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY

Tupelo Great Falls Burlington Charlotte Durham Fuquay-Varina Gastonia Greensboro High Point Lumberton Raleigh Raleigh Winston-Salem Omaha Omaha Thurston County Manchester Atlantic City Camden Camden Irvington Newark Orange Pleasantville Trenton Trenton Vineland Albuquerque Albuquerque Espanola Las Cruces Las Vegas Reno Reno Albany Binghamton Bronx Bronx Brooklyn Buffalo Buffalo Jamestown

Tupelo Great Falls Burlington Central Ave. Corridor Hayti Fuquay-Varina Gastonia Greensboro Expanded Core-City Lumberton Southeast Raleigh Thompson-Hunter Winston-Salem South Side North Side Winnebago/Omaha Tribes Downtown/Millyard Albany/Missouri Avenues Parkside/Eastside/Northgate I Cooper Plaza/N. Camden/Riverview Irvington Clinton-Hill Orange Pleasantville Northwest Southeast Vineland Westside/South Valley Eastside Westside Las Cruces Downtown Area NE expansion Southeast - 2nd Site Albany Binghamton Mott Haven Bruckner/Soundview/Castle Hill East New York Eastside Westside Jamestown

441 442 *145 *146 *173 443 184 319 **552 **528 216 215 *227 419 *232 **529 444 **553 *43 400 401 **554 447 402 **535 496 403 **532 366 113 **530 **531 *249 *112 467 153 **536 320 *69 407 171 *172 **555

NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OK OK OK OK OR OR OR OR OR OR

Newburgh Niagara Falls North Amityville North Bellport Poughkeepsie Queens Rochester Rochester Roosevelt Schenectady Syracuse Syracuse Troy Utica Village of Hempstead Wyandanch Yonkers Yonkers Cincinnati Cincinnati Cincinnati Cleveland Cleveland Dayton Dayton Euclid Hamilton Hamilton Lima Lima Toledo Toledo Youngstown Lawton Midwest City Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Burns-Paiute Eugene Gresham Portland Portland Portland

Newburgh Niagara Falls North Amityville North Bellport Poughkeepsie Far Rockaway Expansion Northeast Southwest Uniondale Southend Westside Northside Troy/Rensselaer Co Utica Village of Hempstead Straight Path Corridor Mulford Gardens Third Precinct Evanston Lincoln Hghts/Lockland Madisonville Central/Westside Detroit Shoreway Northwest Southeast Euclid North End 2nd and 4th Ward Communitywide Site #1 Northend Site #2 ONYX/West North River Youngstown Lawton Midwest City Oklahoma City Classen 10Penn Burns-Paiute Tribe Eugene Rockwood (Portland area) Albina Southeast Area #2 Mt. Hood Coalition

448 **546 **537 **557 *160 **533 **534 494 *166 *168 420 291 396 292 468 **538 *37 *72 147 408 302 301 180 321 409 40 *45 61 323 **543 426 *7 *15 *20 411 50 51 52 *53 *54 **540 413 427

PA PA PA PA PA PA PA PA PA PA PA PR PR RI RI RI SC SC SC SC SD SD SD TN TN TN TN TN TN TN TN TX TX TX TX TX TX TX TX TX TX TX TX

Allentown Bristol Coatesville Lancaster Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Reading Aguadilla Caguas Pawtucket Pawtucket Providence Charleston Florence North Charleston Spartanburg Brown County Martin Rapid City Bristol Chattanooga Chattanooga Cleveland Dyersburg Jackson Kingsport Trenton Aldine (Harris County) Austin Beaumont Brownsville Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Dallas Dallas Dallas Dallas Fort Worth Grand Prairie

Allentown Bristol Coatesville Lancaster 26th District North - 24th & 25th Districts West - 16th & 19th Districts East Liberty V Hazelwood Homewood Reading Agustin Stahl Barriada Morales Site #1: Pleasant View Woodlawn Site Olneyville Charleston Pee Dee Community North Charleston Arkwright Community Brown County Martin North Rapid Anderson Street Neighborhood MLK Area - ICDC Westside Community Development Corp. Blyth Ave Neighborhood Dyersburg East Jackson Kingsport East Trenton Aldine (Harris County) Austin Beaumont Site #2: Westside Corpus Christi Site #1 Area #2: Westside Area East Dallas Ferguson Road Initiative South Dallas/Fairpark West Dallas Near SE Comm. Dalworth

289 94 290 414 **539 428 *182 *197 415 *221 *231 *244 *196 324 449 450 325 452 451 453 183 *188 **541 *109 417 *273 495 469 418 217 *225 121 *128 *130 455 454

TX TX TX TX TX TX TX TX TX TX TX TX UT UT UT VA VA VA VA VA VA VI VI WA WA WA WA WA WA WA WA WI WI WI WI WV

Houston Houston Houston Laredo Marlin Port Arthur Richmond San Antonio San Antonio Texarkana Vernon Wichita Falls Ogden City Salt Lake City West Valley City Charlottesville Harrisonburg Newport News Petersburg Portsmouth Richmond St. Croix St. Thomas Lakewood Rochester Seattle Seattle Seattle Spokane Tacoma Toppenish Madison Milwaukee Milwaukee Racine Wheeling

Greater Fifth Area Gulfton Near Northside Laredo Central South Port Arthur Richmond East San Antonio New West San Antonio Texarkana Vernon: Visions Econ. Develop Corp. Wichita Falls Ogden City Salt Lake City Crown/Farnsworth Intervention Area Northeast Newport News Petersburg Portsmouth Blackwell/Gilpin/Whitcomb Estate Grove Place Estate Bovoni Lakewood Thurston County Central Seattle Southeast Seattle Southwest Seattle Edgcliff Community Tacoma Toppenish Madison Northside/CSP Area #1 United South Area #3 South Wheeling Island