OPERATION WEED AND SEED

 

CITY OF EAST POINT, GEORGIA

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The Weed and Seed Strategy was established in 1991 by the U.S. Department of Justice.  In 1999, a vision became a reality when the City of East Point received its official designation as a Weed and Seed site from the Executive Office of Weed and Seed for five years.  The Strategy, with a community focus, uses a two-pronged approach to crime control and prevention through four components – Law Enforcement, Community Policing, Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Neighborhood Revitalization that collaborates to enhance the strategy.  Local law enforcement agencies and prosecutors collaborate on “weeding” criminals out of the target area.  “Seeding” brings prevention, intervention, treatment and neighborhood revitalization services to the citizens and communities through collaboration with social service agencies, federal agencies, and nonprofit agencies.  The collaborations include, but not limited to: the U.S. District Attorney’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Community Service Department, East Point Housing Authority, Corporate partners and many other agencies in the area. 

Community leaders, residents, and neighborhood organizations are critical components of the strategy.  Therefore, the site’s collaborative efforts involve the participation of various partners on several programs to achieve the goals and objectives of each of the four components.   Our partners and Safe Havens enhance Weed and Seed tremendously and various services are provided to the citizens. 

With a desire to continue the Weed and Seed Strategy, the City of East Point has submitted an Intent Letter and application to the Executive Office of Weed and Seed to expand its vision to another site in the City for the next five years.  The mission for that location is: To implement a strategy to reduce crime, To establish partnerships with agencies, To provide programs and services and To improve the quality of life for the citizens, while weeding out crime and seeding in hope, One Block-At-A-Time. 

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East Washington Target Area (Sustainable site) Census Track #110 

From Irene Kidd Parkway Eastbound, to Cleveland Avenue Eastbound to the intersection of Norman Berry Drive at Cleveland Avenue, turning Southbound on Norman Berry Drive to the intersection of Norman Berry Drive at Calhoun Avenue, turning left and proceeding Eastbound on Calhoun Avenue, following the roadway to the south, along a geographic line south to the area of Central Avenue at Old Martell Road, crossing the railroad to the Southwest to the intersection of Norman Berry Drive at Willingham, proceeding Westbound on Willingham Drive to the intersection of Willingham Drive at Cherry Street to Central Avenue proceeding northbound to Irene Kidd Parkway. 

The population in this area is 4,490.  The median income in this area is $21,464.  27.5% of families in this area make less than $10,000 dollars a year.  The number of households below the poverty level for this target area is 35.9%.   

This target site contains three (3) public housing developments, which include Washington Carver Homes (100 units), O.J. Hurd Homes (35 units), and Martell Homes (150 units).  Most of the residents of these housing developments are on Georgia Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).

Median Income

Un-employed

Single Parent Households

High School Educational Level

Household Below Poverty Level

$21,464

9.3%

40.2%

31.4%

35.9%

Census 2000

Central District Target Area (Sustainable site) Central 112.02

From the intersection of Washington Road at Delowe Drive, proceeding Eastbound on Washington Road to intersection of Main Street and Washington Road turning right and proceeding Southbound on Main Street, turning left on Vesta Avenue city limits, proceeding Westbound to Delowe Drive, turning and proceeding Northbound back to the intersection of Washington Road at Delowe Drive. 

This Central District area population is 6,068.  The median income for this area is $36,489.  Poverty level in this area is 14.3%. 

Median Income

Un-employed

Single Parent Households

High School Educational Level

Household Below Poverty Level

$36,489

4.7%

23.4%

34.3%

14.3%

Census 2000

West Washington (Proposed Site) Target Area Census Track #113.04

The West Washington Community boundaries starts from the intersection of Washington Road at city limits south, north on Washington Road, two houses north on Carmel Drive, East to Sun Valley Blvd, North to Janice Drive, through Magnolia Cove, north along city limit, east border with College Park to Camp Creek Parkway, to Camp Creek Parkway west, to I-285 South, just beyond Harbor Manor north property line, and west to Scott Circle south to the south city limits.

-  This target area contains four (4) apartment complexes.  They include Regency Park Apartments with 785 units, Club Candlewood Apartments with 865 units, Magnolia Cove with 326 units and Wyncove Apartments with 108 units.

-  There are no enrichment programs or recreational activities after school hours for the 3,184 children enrolled in school in this area.

The population of this area is 9,972; the total population for the city is 39,595.  95.5% of the target area’s residents are African American, 2.6% are White, and 1.2. percent are Hispanics. The median income in the target area is $28,204, while the median income for the City of East Point is $31, 874.   One elementary school exists within the target area boundaries.  In 1999 23.0% of the residents lived below poverty level status, and 35.8% of households were headed by a female only. 

Median Income

Un-employed

Single Parent Households

High School Educational Level

Household Below Poverty Level

$28,204

7.3%

34.7%

32.7%

23.0%

Census 2000

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