Saturday, July 28, 2007
Davis Announces Weed and Seed Grant
MORE MONEY ON THE WAY TO HELP KEEP THE DRUG DEALERS OUT OF RIVERVIEW AND SOUTH CENTRAL KINGSPORT, STARTING RIGHT ON LINCOLN STREET
MEMBERS OF THE WEED AND SEED COMMITTEE
• KINGSPORT — U.S. Rep. David Davis on Friday announced a $200,000 Department of Justice grant to the South Central Kingsport Community Development Corp. for the implementation of the Weed and Seed Program. “The Weed and Seed Program aims to prevent, control and reduce violent crime, drug abuse and gang activity,” Davis said. “This funding will continue to assist in keeping the streets of Kingsport safe.” Weed and Seed, a community-based strategy sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, is a comprehensive multi-agency approach to law enforcement, crime prevention and community revitalization. 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.
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