The purpose of this program is to employ the Commonwealth's asset forfeiture powers in a manner that enhances the public safety and security of our City. This is accomplished by removing the tools utilized by criminals and their associates to perpetuate criminal activity in our community and to deprive those criminal enterprises from profiting from illegal activities. Asset forfeiture has the power to disrupt and dismantle criminal organizations that would continue to function if we only convicted and incarcerated specific individuals. By removing the profit motives from criminal activity, our Office deters many criminals from benefiting financially from their activities and some of the assets forfeited are then used in the fight against crime by our law enforcement community. This program is an effective and powerful tool in the fight against crime.