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 nearly 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.
Feb 26th 2014VA law enforcement leaders make case for expanding health coverage
Representing law enforcement leaders throughout the state, Petersburg Police Chief John Dixon and Newport News Sheriff Gabriel Morgan today urged legislators to welcome federal funding to extend health insurance to nearly 100,000 parents in Virginia.
Feb 12th 2014Illinois law enforcement leaders urge lawmakers to protect funding for children's programs
Feb 12th 2014Illinois Sen. McCann & Rep. Davidsmeyer join Sheriff, Police Chiefs in visit to Jacksonville preschool
Pointing to evidence that preschool prevents future violent crimes and saves taxpayer dollars, the law-enforcement leaders called on Illinois officials to protect preschool programs in the state budget – and to begin to restore millions of dollars that already have been slashed from early education.