Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is a national bipartisan anti-crime organization led by more than 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, other police leaders, and violence survivors. As leaders on the front-line in the battle against crime, our mission is to take a hard-nosed look at the research about what works to keep kids from becoming criminals.
Research and experience show that certain targeted investments in programs that give kids a good start in life will prevent children from engaging in later crime and violence. These investments include quality early education and care, child abuse and neglect prevention, in-school and after school programs, and programs that help troubled kids get back on track.
Early education programs can offer high-quality learning environments that prepare kids for school and help them avoid a life of crime.
Evidence-based home visiting programs can prevent child abuse and neglect and reduce later crime and violence.
Enriching education for all kids leads to more successful individuals and communities.
Prevention and intervention programs that use research-based techniques are essential to making our schools and our neighborhoods safer.