Oct 21, 2013

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Report

Investing in Early Education Now Can Cut Crime in the Future

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is an anti-crime organization of over 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, and violence survivors. We take a hard look at the research about what prevents kids from becoming criminals and put that information in the hands of policymakers and the general public.

Sheriff Joyce has a direct message for everyone who cares about the impact and cost of crime: “The people behind bars in Cumberland County took the wrong path in life. This doesn’t have to be the case. Intervening at a young age can help solve many of the behavioral and academic problems that lead children to become criminals later in life.”

 Law enforcement leaders around the nation know that one of the best ways to keep young people from dropping out of school and becoming criminals is to make sure they have a foundation for success in their earliest years. They are coming out in force to support high-quality early education and care for kids today so we will see less crime and incarceration in the years to come.

Their latest report has been released, and you can download a free copy here.