On Sept. 16 Michigan law enforcement leaders released a report and letter signed by more than 1,000 members to Cong. Fred Upton (MI-6th) showing a state-federal early learning proposal could lead to 4,300 fewer prisoners each year and save Michigan $200 million every year. Cong. Upton, who is chairman o f the House Energy and Commerce Committee said, “I’ve been a long-time advocate of good, quality preschool programming.” ”It’s impressive to see what this program could do in terms of changing lives for the better and saving money in the long term." MORE
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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.
Dec 4th 2013San Francisco Law Enforcement Leaders, State Senator Visit High-Quality Preschool, Support Early Education to Prevent Crime
District Attorney Gascón, Chief Suhr and Senator Mark Leno met at The Salvation Army Harbor House Child Development Center in San Francisco.
Nov 20th 2013Multnomah County Inverness Jail Hosts Event to Spotlight Cuts To Crime Through Broader Access to Quality Preschool
“By the time criminals enter our jail, much of the damage they cause has already been done. It doesn’t have to be that way,” said Sheriff Dan Staton. “The report we’re releasing today points to the simple wisdom of investing in quality early childhood programs now, as opposed to paying much more to lock people up in the years to come.”
Nov 20th 2013Ohio Law Enforcement Leaders Push for Early Learning as a Crime Prevention Tool
A report shows that implementing the proposal could save $75 billion over 10 years as a result of lowered costs for incarceration, which is equivalent to the proposal’s federal costs.