YVPC In the News

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reischlMI-YVPC Evaluation Director, Tom Reischl, was recently quoted in Time Magazine on the effects of blight on public health and safety. His remarks were originally presented to the Genesee County Board of Commissioners in support of funding for the Land Bank’s property maintenance programs. The MI-YVPC approach to youth violence prevention involves several programs that aim to eliminate blight and create spaces within the community for safe interaction among residents. In this article about eliminating blight in Detroit, Dr. Reischl describes how vacant properties can lead to crime and vandalism.

Read the full TIME article: http://nation.time.com/2013/09/30/beyond-the-blight-detroit-ponders-a-future-for-its-abandoned-blocks/#ixzz2gTcwM8SU