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Illinois law enforcement leaders call on Governor and lawmakers to cut crime by expanding key programs for kids

February 12, 2015

Nearly 150 police chiefs, state’s attorneys, sheriffs, leaders of police officer organizations and crime survivors sent a letter this week...read more

Preschools Now or Prisons Later: Sheriff McCoy, State’s Attorney Brady, Local Police Chiefs Say, “We are at a fork in the road”

April 22, 2014

Repeated cuts in funding have eliminated preschool opportunities for 350 young children in Peoria County. Across the state, about 25,000...read more

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State representative hears from local law enforcement leaders about the crime-prevention value of investing in early childhood initiatives
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Illinois members meet with IL House Minority Leader Jim Durkin
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Central Illinois lawmakers and law-enforcement leaders visit a Jacksonville preschool to focus attention on preserving early learning opportunities
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"We're the guys you pay later"—Cook County law enforcement leaders gathered Sept 26 at the Cook County Jail to show their support of a proposed state-federal partnership that would expand young children's early learning opportunities
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Franklin and Union County Law Enforcement Leaders Highlight Importance of Preschool

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Chicago Police Superintendent, Police Leaders Speak Out Against Child Abuse
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Illinois Law Enforcement Leaders to General Assembly: Cuts to State Preschool Risk Public Safety
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Illinois Law Enforcement Leaders Meet with State Senate President in Support of Preschool, Preventing Child Abuse
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Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Illinois is led by police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, leaders of law enforcement organizations and crime survivors who 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.

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EDUCATION

Provide all families access to quality early learning programs proven to cut crime.

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CHILD ABUSE
AND NEGLECT

Reinforce the role of parents as their child’s first teacher.

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AFTER
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Shut down “Prime Time for Juvenile Crime” by assuring families access to youth development programs for the after-school and summer hours.

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TROUBLED
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Elwood Police Chief Fred Hayes, President of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, testifying yesterday before the House Appropriations - Elementary and Secondary Education Committee. Chief Hayes talked about the importance of increasing our support for the state preschool program and the fact that there is a broad consensus among law enforcement leaders across the country that quality early childhood is of critical importance to public safety. Let us know if you agree with Chief Hayes! ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago  ·  

Excellent meeting today with Rep. Thomas Bennett (Watseka) talking about how important it is to be investing in our young children if we want them to do well in school and in life. Pictured left to right are Livingston County Sheriff Tony Childress, Ford County State's Attorney Randy Yedinak, Rep. Bennett, Ford County Sheriff Mark Doran, Woodford County Sheriff Matt Smith, and Livingston County State's Attorney Seth Uphoff. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago  ·  

Day at the Capitol 2015 (5 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

Sampling of pictures from the Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Day at the Capitol yesterday with Fight Crime members from all over the state meeting with 17 members of the General Assembly including Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan. The police chiefs, state's attorneys, and sheriffs were all making the case for investing in child care, preschool, and after-school programs if we're serious about fighting crime in Illinois.

2 weeks ago  ·  

"Early childhood education dramatically improves the chances that children will grow up to be successful, productive, law-abiding adults," Riverside Chief Tom Weitzel before the Senate Appropriations II Committee this morning. Thanks so much Chief for all that you do. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

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