The purpose of the QOL Unit is to reduce crime. There are 2 basic principles that guide our actions:
Physical disorder is both a byproduct as well as an attractant to criminal activity.
Consequences of criminal activity can go beyond incarceration, and include loss of public benefits, eviction, loss of personal property, litigation, etc. The pending application of these alternative consequences can be as much or more of a deterrent to criminal activity than the treat of incarceration.