Weed and seed program in watts

Weed and Seed Program

In a recent Column Left (“Police Have Some ‘Weeds’ of Their Own,” Aug. 10), Jorge R. Mancillas expressed reservations about the recently approved Weed and Seed program in Los Angeles. Mancillas incorrectly assumed that the Los Angeles program would begin with a massive law enforcement effort without attempting to reconcile existing difficulties with police-community relations. Mancillas also dismissed the “seed” or human services component as nothing more than “a few crumbs.” Unfortunately, Mancillas was not familiar with the details of the Los Angeles program when he wrote his article. I have since talked with Mancillas and offer the following overview with the hope of correcting some misperceptions about the Los Angeles Weed and Seed program.

Weed and Seed is a strategy that combines community-based law enforcement (“weed”) with human services (“seed”) in order to assist residents in reclaiming and revitalizing their neighborhoods. New federal funding ($18 million for human services; $1 million for law enforcement) is combined with existing local resources to develop more effective programs within the selected communities. Los Angeles has two Weed and Seed sites: one is in the Pico-Union/Koreatown area and one is in South-Central Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles program did not begin with a massive law enforcement effort, as Mancillas asserts. Because the Los Angeles program has $18 million for human services, our primary objectives have been to secure the federal funding for 1992 and implement the human services programs as quickly as possible. Community, city, county and federal representatives have established working groups in areas such as education; housing; job training and placement; family, health and mental services; gang alternatives, and drug prevention and treatment. The city has already received funding for housing subsidies and job training.

In addition to planning and establishing the 1992 federally funded programs, the working groups are charged with developing long-term strategies for dealing with the problems of the Weed and Seed communities. The federal funds provide a good foundation to leverage existing resources and to encourage coordinated efforts. The implementation of successful programs in 1992 also will provide a base for increased funding in 1993.

As to Mancillas’ observation that a successful “weed” component requires a reconciliation between the police and community, we agree. In fact, the law enforcement representatives participating in the Weed and Seed program are committed to community-based policing and to improving community relations. Law enforcement officials have proposed several programs, such as bicycle patrols, recreational activities, and mobile substations, in order to improve relations between the police and the Weed and Seed communities. There will be no indiscriminate “sweeps”; rather, police will rely on the residents to assist in ridding the neighborhoods of the most violent and destructive criminals. Chief Willie Williams is committed to community-based policing and supports the Weed and Seed strategy of combining human services with supportive law enforcement.

While the Weed and Seed program cannot change community-police relations or resolve the problems of our inner cities overnight, it is a step in the right direction and should be supported. We have an opportunity to set aside our fears and establish some lasting dialogues.

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How to get to Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La by Bus, Light Rail or Subway?

Directions to Southeast Weed & Seed Program (Watts, La) with public transportation

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Bus stations near Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La

Station Name Distance
Compton / Century 2 min walk VIEW
103rd St & Graham Ave (Westbound) 3 min walk VIEW
103rd / Compton 5 min walk VIEW

Light Rail stations near Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La

Station Name Distance
Florence Station 13 min walk VIEW
Willowbrook – Rosa Parks Station 28 min walk VIEW

Bus lines to Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La

Line Name Direction
55/355 Downtown LA – Sunset – Figueroa VIEW
DASH Manchester Ave via Mckinley (Northbound) VIEW
117 LAX City Bus Center VIEW

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What are the closest stations to Southeast Weed & Seed Program?

The closest stations to Southeast Weed & Seed Program are:

  • Compton / Century is 60 yards away, 2 min walk.
  • 103rd St & Graham Ave (Westbound) is 220 yards away, 3 min walk.
  • 103rd / Compton is 405 yards away, 5 min walk.
  • Florence Station is 1047 yards away, 13 min walk.
  • Willowbrook – Rosa Parks Station is 2267 yards away, 28 min walk.

Which Bus lines stop near Southeast Weed & Seed Program?

These Bus lines stop near Southeast Weed & Seed Program: 117, 55/355.

Which Light Rail lines stop near Southeast Weed & Seed Program?

These Light Rail lines stop near Southeast Weed & Seed Program: A LINE (BLUE).

How far is the light rail station from Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La?

The nearest light rail station to Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La is a 13 min walk away.

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What’s the nearest light rail station to Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La?

The Florence Station station is the nearest one to Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La.

How far is the bus stop from Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La?

The nearest bus stop to Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La is a 2 min walk away.

What’s the nearest bus stop to Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La?

The Compton / Century stop is the nearest one to Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La.

What time is the first Light Rail to Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La?

The A LINE (BLUE) is the first Light Rail that goes to Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La. It stops nearby at 3:32 AM.

What time is the last Light Rail to Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La?

The A LINE (BLUE) is the last Light Rail that goes to Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La. It stops nearby at 12:33 AM.

What time is the first Bus to Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La?

The 55/355 is the first Bus that goes to Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La. It stops nearby at 3:31 AM.

What time is the last Bus to Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La?

The 55/355 is the last Bus that goes to Southeast Weed & Seed Program in Watts, La. It stops nearby at 2:47 AM.

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Arizona Weed and Seed

The Center has been actively involved in several Weed and Seed projects in Arizona. The Weed and Seed strategy is a planned response to complex social and community issues. The comprehensive approach that Weed and Seed employs speaks to the underlying philosophy of its design: that the conditions of violence, substance abuse, and other crimes, and the widespread physical and social disorder of disadvantaged neighborhoods, are complex problems that arise and thrive for a myriad of reasons, and a multi-pronged response, using diverse resources, is the only logical solution. The Weed and Seed strategy uses four central components: 1) law enforcement; 2) community policing; 3) prevention, intervention, and treatment; and 4) neighborhood restoration. Weeding activities are carried out by law enforcement agencies and include community policing techniques. The seeding processes are carried out by residents and public and private social service providers, and include prevention, intervention, and treatment programs, and neighborhood restoration projects.

The CVPCS has been engaged in working with four Weed and Seed Communities located in Phoenix (Canyon Corridor), Glendale (Orchard Glen), Maryvale, and Tucson (Kino). CVPCS researchers provided a useful tool for the coalitions to evaluate and assess their site’s needs, successes, and challenges, providing critical guidance in efforts to improve the work they do in their neighborhoods.

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