Justice Department Announces Evaluation of National Weed and Seed Strategy

Oct 29, 2010, 15:30 ET from Office of Justice Programs

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs released the Research Triangle Institute's (RTI International) independent evaluation of the National Weed and Seed Strategy, which examined its effectiveness in 187 Weed and Seed sites and 87 graduated sites.  The Weed and Seed strategy is a comprehensive multiagency approach to law enforcement, crime prevention, and community revitalization.

The evaluation includes a broad overview of Weed and Seed sites as well as an in-depth analysis of 13 Weed and Seed sites and 13 comparison neighborhoods.  The study was conducted using site visits, a web-based survey of a total of 1,353 stakeholders, and a survey of 2,200 residents.  

TITLE: Independent Evaluation of the National Weed and Seed Strategy

RESEARCHERS: James Trudeau, PhD; Kelle Barrick, PhD; Jason Williams, PhD; and Jan Roehl, PhD.

PUBLISHER: Community Capacity Development Office (http://www.ojp.gov/ccdo/)

WHERE: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ccdo/pub/welcome.html#evaluation.

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims.  OJP has seven bureaus and offices: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; the Community Capacity Development Office, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART).  More information about OJP and its components can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.


SOURCE Office of Justice Programs