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Cops & Kids Reading Room

Summer 2014 Schedule
Visit the Reading Room during the summer for programs and FREE books! Have fun through inspired stories and activities.
Open every Thursday from 2PM to 5PM

Click HERE to download flyer for more information.



Weed and Seed is an initiative adopted by the Rendell Administration and Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, to assist Pennsylvania communities in fighting back against drugs, crime, and poverty to restore neighborhood quality of life. The initiative's name describes its two critical components: "weeding" out the violent offenders in high-crime areas and then "seeding" the neighborhood with prevention, intervention, treatment and revitalization services.




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Easton Weed and Seed wad for many years a part of the larger state funded program through the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Since 2000, the State of PA funded 17 Weed and Seed sites across the state in communities challenged with crime and social disorder. Since 2011, the City of Easton has been funding the Weed and Seed program, when the state budget deleted the line item. The program's core mission is to promote public safety by mobilizing concerned citizens. Easton's Weed and Seed Initiative promotes the creation of a safe and strong community by implementing programs such as the popular Summer Nights recreation/education program, Cops and Community, the Cops and Kids Reading Room, the Front Porch Project and most recently, spearheading the Northampton County Re-Entry program. Easton Weed and Seed supports collaborations among residents, local leaders, law enforcement, faith and community-based organizations and all other key community stakeholders.



WEED


A three part joint operation:

  • Undercover: initial intelligence operation intended to rid the target zone of criminal activity.
  • Saturation: a three month operation in which highly visible law enforcement supports the target zone's reduction in criminal activity.
  • Community Policing Strategies: ongoing policing through a community and law enforcement partnership including nuisance abatement and criminal prosecutions.

SEED


This is the phase directly following saturation in which community-driven development of the target zone occurs. Community and state partnerships rebuild quality of life by focusing on:

  • Employment and Leadership Training
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
  • Anti-Drug and Anti-Violence
  • Community and School Education
  • Housing and Economic Development
  • Public Health
  • Community Policing Strategies

Committee Meeting Schedule (Open to the Public)


RESIDENT PARTICIPATION IS ENCOURAGED!

Laura Accetta - Site Coordinator
Dawn Cannon - Programs Coordinator
Weed & Seed Office, 1201 Ferry Street, 1st Floor, Easton, PA 18042
Phone: 610-438-2680 Fax: 610-438-3074

Northampton County Re-Entry Coalition
Contact: Laura Savenelli/Re-entry Coordinator
Location: Weed & Seed Office, 1201 Ferry Street, 1st Floor
Office Hours: MTW 10AM - 3PM
610-438-2680
lsavenelli@familyanswers.org

Northampton County Re-Entry Coalition Meeting Dates
Contact Laura Savenelli for meeting times and dates. Location: Weed & Seed Office, 1201 Ferry Street, 1st Floor
Office Hours: MTW 10AM - 3PM
610-438-2680
lsavenelli@familyanswers.org

Easton Blockwatch
Contact the Weed & Seed Office at 610-438-2680 for meeting information.
Location: Weed & Seed Office, 1201 Ferry Street, 1st Floor
Contact: Lt. J. Remaley at 610-250-6752 or jremaley@easton-pa.gov OR
Block Watch President/Heather Sutcliffe
heatherp484@hotmail.com or
eastonblockwatch@yahoo.com

Community Builders (CB)
Community Builders exists to be a “blessing” to the city of Easton (West Ward, Downtown, Southside). As people of faith we believe that as we have been blessed, we are called to be a “blessing” bringing about revitalization and reconciliation. CB seeks to do that through planned “service days” within our community and amongst our neighbors. We would love to have you join us! ALL skill levels and ages welcome & needed!
Contact: Mike Hollenbach 215-264-7532
If you are in need of a service or would like to volunteer with CB please
contact Laura Accetta at 610-438-2680 or laccetta@easton-pa.govfor more information.


For the most up to date listing of programs and events that Weed & Seed sponsors, please visit our Facebook page


CLICK DOCUMENTS BELOW TO OPEN
CJAB County-Wide Strategic Plan for Reentry 2014
West Ward Revitalization Plan 2009
Community Profile - Final
Easton Health Directory
Easton Health Directory (Spanish)
Northampton County Re-Entry Coalition Logic Model
Easton Weed & Seed Summer Program Logic Model


ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS
Returning Citizans Round Table (RCRT) - Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month
Family Reading Program (FRP) - Meets 3rd Saturday of each month
Call the Weed & Seed office for more information and locations: 610-438-2680

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