In 2010 a report was released from the Center for Court Innovation supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, a component of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, titled “Public Safety Strategies for Addressing Mortgage Fraud and the Foreclosure Crisis”

“This document offers a sampling of responses developed by jurisdictions across the U.S. It is intended to serve as a quick reference for law enforcement and government agencies looking for ideas to address vacant and abandoned properties. For ease of reference it is divided into three types of responses: Prevention, Enforcement, and Reuse.           “

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