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Every Neighborhood Partnership helps facilitate relationships between churches and neighborhoods in Fresno, who then work together to meet the needs of their school, their neighborhood and the families who live there.
Our vision is to have at least one church partnering with every neighborhood in Fresno
The Weed and Seed Initiative is a five-year strategy to "weed" out voilent crime, gang and drug activity in Weed & Seed target neighborhoods, and then to "seed" that area with programs for youth, families, and seniors. By working with various local agencies that range from Federal, State and local government entities, private organizations, businesses, and community groups, we are making a difference in communities across the nation!
Residents and Stakeholders within the communities comprise the steering committee which decides the direction of the Weed & Seed Initiative. Understanding the importance of empowering residents, all residents are strongly encouraged to hold leadership positions on the steering committee, and sub-committees to help implement the goals and objectives of the strategy.
Weed and Seed is foremost a strategy-rather than a grant program-that aims to prevent, control, and reduce violent crime, drug abuse, and gang activity in designated high-crime neighborhoods across the country. The strategy involves a two-pronged approach: law enforcement agencies and prosecutors cooperate in "weeding out" violent criminals and drug abusers, and public agencies and community-based private organizations collaborate to "seed" much-needed human services, including prevention, intervention, treatment, and neighborhood restoration programs. A community-oriented policing component bridges the weeding and seeding elements.
Our mission is to unite and empower area residents, so as to collaborate and coordinate with law enforcement, civic entities, and other community-based organizations to leverage resources that serve the strategic plan, programs, goals, objectives and milestones of our Weed and Seed Strategy as an effort to improve the quality of life in a targeted area.
CRIME PREVENTION RESOURCES
Also see Fresno Police Department: Neighborhood Watch Monthly Newsletter THE WATCHDOG
Want to learn more about Weed and Seed, contact us directly or visit the Community Capacity Development Office website at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ccdo/welcome
Visit CCDO's online newsletter publication at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ccdo/insites/about.html
Since its creation in 1993, Weed & Seed In-Sites has grown from a 16-page newsletter to an award-winning 24-page magazine. In 2004, CCDO remade In-Sites into an electronic-only publication to give you quick and easy access to important information from the field about topics such as community policing and neighborhood restoration and to update you on CCDO's Youth development and Leadership focus areas: public housing, reentry, and American Indian/Alaska Native affairs.
The In-Sites quarterly e-pub consists of several sections listed at the left of the screen: law enforcement, community policing, prevention (including intervention and treatment), neighborhood restoration, reentry, and American Indian/Alaska Native affairs. Each section contains stories from the field highlighting effective strategies, important events, strong community leaders, and grassroots efforts to improve our neighborhoods.
With more than 300 officially recognized Weed and Seed sites throughout the country, there are numerous stories that should be shared, so don't forget to check past issues as well.