Weed & Seed
Weed and Seed is a community-based, multi-agency approach to law enforcement, crime prevention, and neighborhood restoration. The goals of Weed and Seed are to control violent crime, drug trafficking, and drug-related crime in targeted high-crime neighborhoods and provide a safe environment free of crime and drug use for residents.
The Weed and Seed strategy brings together federal, state, and local crime-fighting agencies, social service providers, representatives of the public and private sectors, prosecutors, business owners, and neighborhood residents under the shared goal of “weeding out” violent crime and gang activity while “seeding in” social services and economic revitalization.
Weed and Seed began with three pilot sites in 1991, and has spread quickly to more than 300 high-crime neighborhoods across the nation. The Weed and Seed strategy is governed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Capacity and Development.