The Neighborhood Unit was created in 1990 to provide more direct service to the community. The unit was designed to solve community crime problems not on an individual (case-by-case) basis, but by implementing environmental and systemic remedies. The unit provides six community based prosecution offices to address the ongoing criminal activity that affects a specific geographic area and to develop methods to combat ongoing criminal problems. The goal of the Neighborhood Unit is to improve the quality of life with the designated neighborhood or business district. This is accomplished by developing and implementing long-term strategies that attack “maintenance and order” crimes such as theft, vandalism, car prowling, drug activity, aberrant public behavior and illegal camping.