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Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee
The mission of the Law Enforcement Community Coordination (LECC) Unit is to help
law enforcement and criminal justice agencies along with community-based efforts on any number of drug and violent crime issues. To make the best use of scarce resources, the district promotes coordination and cooperation between federal, state and local law enforcement and community-based groups to work together to address challenges that face Missouri.
Operation Weed and Seed
Operation Weed and Seed is a program that aims to prevent, control, and reduce violent crime, drug abuse, and gang activity in targeted high-crime neighborhoods across the country. Weed and Seed sites range in size from several neighborhood blocks to 15 square miles.
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in America by networking existing local programs that target gun crime. The effectiveness of Project Safe Neighborhoods is based on the ability of federal, state, and local agencies to cooperate in a unified offensive that is led by the United States Attorney in every one of the 94 federal judicial districts across America. That iniative includes Project Ceasefire in the Kansas City and Springfield, Missouri areas.
Project Ceasefire, the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative in the Kansas City, Missouri area, is recognized nationally as being not only one of the first anti-gun violence programs, but one of the most successful. In 1999, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri partnered with the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission to develop and implement a strategy to reduce gun violence. Through contributions from the area business community and foundations, Project Ceasefire was launched. In June 2002, Project Ceasefire was also launched in the Springfield, Missouri area in partnership with the Greene County Prosecutor's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
The goal of the Federal Victim-Witness Program is to ensure that victims and witnesses of federal crimes are treated fairly, that their privacy is respected, and that they are treated with dignity and respect. The Victim-Witness Assistance Unit is committed to helping victims and witnesses of crime while they are involved with the federal criminal justice system.