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From 1991 through 2011, the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice managed the Weed and Seed program, a comprehensive approach to community revitalization through the use of coordinated crime reduction activities combined with a mix of social, economic, and housing improvement programs in targeted geographic areas. At its peak, there were over 200 local sites around the country.

JRSA's Weed and Seed project, which began in 1997, built upon previous evaluation efforts by developing general indicators of national program activities for Weed and Seed. The purpose of the project was to:

  • collect and analyze annual performance data reports for all local Weed and Seed sites to document the implementation of their strategies, and
  • conduct special focus evaluations of selected aspects of certain Weed and Seed sites.

The Weed and Seed Data Center, which JRSA maintained through 2011, included site performance reports (GPRAs), interactive maps and demographic data for the local sites target areas, and various studies.


Related Publications

A Comparison of Homicide Trends in Local Sites & Jurisdictions (November 2003)

Weed and Seed Local Evaluation Meta Analysis (March 2004)

Three-Year Homicide Trend Analysis (April 2004)

Weed and Seed Crime Pattern Data Analysis (May 2004)

Weed and Seed Performance Measures: Analyzing and Improving Data Resources Final Report (May 2006)

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