Weed and Seed Program

Paving the Way was very proud to be in collaboration with the Lancaster Sheriff’s Department, Lancaster City Code Enforcement Agency along with  probation, parole and several private non-profit organizations  for the Department of Justice ‘s Weed and Seed Strategy which was designed to help prevent, control and reduce violent crimes in a target area. The area serviced was located between Ave H (north) to Ave J (south) 20th Street West to 30th Street East. The strategy did not only weed out the gangs and drug activity within these communities but it seeded back into the community resources that revitalized and rehabilitated those communities.



Central Lancaster weed and seed site

Department of Justice of the United States of America-2 years, and because of ALL our hard work, we continue to be an Officially Recognized Site.

Weed and Seed

Advisory Committee Members 2012

Ted Marquez – USDOJ

Lt. Don Downtown – LACOSD

Lee D’Ricco – Lancaster Public Safety

Christina Lara – Site Coordinator

Bishop Henry Hearns – Mayor Emeritus & Bishop

Mark Bozigian – City Manager-Lancaster

James Jones – New Beginnings

Mary McElderry – DEA

Gwen Bolden – The Gwen Bolden Foundation

Ms.Judy – Private Citizen

Janie Hodge – Paving the Way Foundation

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We look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings. Still have questions? Please contact us anytime! We look forward to hearing from you.