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Sun Journal: Quality early education key to ending generational crime

May 25, 2015

One of the best crime-reduction strategies, proven to give kids the right start in life and reduce the probability that...read more

The Times Record: Invest in Pre-K

April 8, 2015

Mark Westrum rightly identifies the benefits of pre-K learning programs. There is a direct correlation between the availability of Pre-K...read more

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Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry speaking at the Maine Children's Growth Council's event in the State House with legislators. Sheriff Merry stated, " Research clearly shows high-quality early care and education for at-risk kids cannot only reduce the likelihood of a child committing a crime later in life, but it also provides far greater costs savings to our communities and our state in the long run."

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Senator Rebecca Millett (South Portland), Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce and Senator Cathy Breen (Freeport) meet at the Maine Children's Growth Council legislative lunch, co-hosted by Fight crime: Invest In Kids.

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Bath Chief of Police Mike Field speaking at the Maine Children's Growth Council meeting with state legislators on Feb. 23, said "As a law enforcement leader who has watched too many kids grow up to become criminals, I urge you and your legislative colleagues to prioritize these investments that research has shown give kids the right start in life and help keep them on track."

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Farmington Chief of Police Jack Peck and Rep. Heather Sirocki (Scarborough) talk about early education and care during the Maine Children's Growth Council event at the State House on Feb. 23, 2016.

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Auburn Chief of Police Phil Crowell toured the Webster Head Start Center with Auburn State Senator Eric Brakey and Androscoggin County Sheriff Eric Samson.

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Auburn Chief of Police Phil Crowell toured the Webster Head Start Center with Auburn State Senator Eric Brakey and Androscoggin County Sheriff Eric Samson.

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U.S. Senator Susan Collins with Auburn (Maine) Police Department Chief Phil Crowell, Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Department Sheriff Joel Merry and Penobscot County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Troy Morton

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Penobscot County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Troy Morton, Auburn (Maine) Police Department Chief Phil Crowell and Sagadahoc County Sherrif's Department Sheriff Joel Merry with Senator Angus S. King Jr. after meeting to talk about JJDPA and importance of helping kids break cycle of crime through proven programs

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Congressman Bruce Poliquin with Auburn (Maine) Police Department Police Department Chief Phil Crowell, Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Department Sheriff Joel Merry and Penobscot County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Morton after a meeting on Pay for Success

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Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant met with Senator Jim Hamper, Senate Chair of the Appropriations Committee, to discuss law enforcement leaders' support of high quality early learning programs

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Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton and Chief Deputy Will Sheehan met with Senator Andre Cushing in Bangor to explain their support for expanded public PreK, Head Start, home visiting and child care programs in Maine.

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Lisbon Chief of Police David Brooks, Maine Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason, Mechanic Falls Jeff Goss and Sabattus Chief of Police Tony Ward met on April 1 in Sabattus to discuss pending legislation important to Fight Crime: Invest In Kids, including PreK, Head Start, home visiting and child care supports for low-income working Mainers.

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Sheriff Randall Liberty (Kennebec County) spoke at a State House press conference about law enforcement's commitment to reduce child abuse and neglect, and appreciation for staff who work as home visitors across Maine. Sheriff Liberty shared that his mother worked for many years as a home visitors with KVCAP.

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Sheriff Randall Liberty (Kennebec County) spoke at a State House press conference about law enforcement's commitment to reduce child abuse and neglect, and appreciation for staff who work as home visitors across Maine. Sheriff Liberty shared that his mother worked for many years as a home visitors with KVCAP.

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Mark Westrum, Correctional Administrator of the Two Bridges Regional Jail Authority, testifies before the Maine Appropriations and Financial Affairs and Education and Culture Affairs Committees in support of state funding for expanding PreK programs. A former Sheriff, Westrum told the Committees that investments in high-quality early learning programs like PreK reduces later crime and crime related costs to the state.

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Caribou Chief Michael Gahagan talks with a student at the Caribou Head Start Center to show law enforcement's support for high-quality early learning.

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Aroostook County Sheriff Darrell Crandall and Caribou Chief Michael Gahagan talk with Caribou Head Start students during a recent visit.

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On Feb. 26 Kennebec County Sheriff Randy Liberty met with Sen. Scott Cyrway to discuss the crime prevention benefits of high-quality early education and care.
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Cumberland County Jail Hosts Event to Spotlight Cuts To Crime and Incarceration
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Bangor Law Enforcement, School Leaders Emphasize Importance of Quality in Early Childhood Education
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Maine Members Meet with U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe Seeking Support for Child Tax Credit

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Lewiston-Auburn Area Law Enforcement Speak in Support of Child Tax Credit to Cut Crime

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Bangor, Auburn Chiefs Meet with Senator Collins

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Sen Olympia Snowe meets with Maine Law Enforcement leaders to discuss child abuse and neglect prevention

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Maine Chiefs meet with U.S. Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins today to ask for help to shape early education and health policy.

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Maine 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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EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION

Early education programs can offer high-quality learning environments that prepare kids for school and help them avoid a life of crime.

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CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Evidence-based home visiting programs can prevent child abuse and neglect and reduce later crime and violence.

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SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Enriching education for all kids leads to more successful individuals and communities.

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TROUBLED KIDS AND NEGLECT

Prevention and intervention programs that use research-based techniques are essential to making our schools and our neighborhoods safer.

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Fight Crime: Invest in Kids – Maine
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