July 1, 2011
Foreclosed and Abandoned Properties
Addressing Foreclosed and Abandoned Properties, a fact sheet sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, offers an array of ideas to address vacant and abandoned properties. The strategies in this guide, which have been culled from real-life approaches across the United States, are intended to assist law enforcement and government agencies seeking to prevent property abandonment and lessen problems, such as crime and increased demand for municipal services, when abandonment occurs. The document (NCJ 230184) can be accessed via the National Criminal Justice Reference Service’s website, http://www.ncjrs.gov.