Marietta Anti-Crime Program awarded $200,000 grant
Gingrey praises Franklin Road Weed and Seed program to deter drug use
U.S. Congressman Phil Gingrey today announced that the Department of Justice has awarded the City of Marietta a $200,000 grant to assist in the reduction of drug activity and violent crime in the city. The grant will fund the Franklin Road Weed and Seed Site in Marietta, part of a broad community program aimed at “weeding out” violent criminals and drug abusers. The program brings together private and public organizations to “seed” prevention, intervention, treatment and neighborhood restoration initiatives.
“Protecting Georgia’s families from violent crime and drugs must be a community effort, and I am proud of the success the Weed and Seed program is having in Marietta,” said Gingrey. “This funding will help Marietta continue its strong record of fighting crime and drugs. The Franklin Road Weed and Seed Site should serve as an example for other communities as they strive to make Georgia a safer place to work and live.”
The grant will help policing efforts and enhance police-community relations. The Franklin Road Weed and Seed site covers the area within Zone 1 of the Marietta Police Department and is bounded by Franklin Road, Highway 41 (Cobb Parkway), Delk Road, Highway 120 South Loop, and I-75. This marks the site’s second award to implement its strategy.