Training and Technical Assistance for Operation Weed and Seed

ILJ is coordinating all training and technical assistance for the national Weed and Seed program, Executive Office for Weed and Seed, U.S. Department of Justice. There are now over 90 jurisdictions designated as Weed and Seed sites. ILJ establishes mechanisms to support the Weed and Seed technical assistance, electronic communications, Internet website, conferencing for the sites, online resources and experts’ files, and follow-up to ensure satisfaction.

ILJ has also developed and delivered training curricula in community policing, community mobilization and empowerment, implementing safe havens, firearms abatement initiatives, and evaluating programs. In addition, ILJ staff helped draft the Weed and Seed Operations Manual.