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Recent News About Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Washington

Yakima-Herald Republic
Law enforcement joins call to fund abuse prevention

By Phil Ferolito

“Local programs provide home visits to poor, young, first-time parents to give them parenting skills and teach them how to keep their children from trouble.

The report showed that at-risk children whose parents did not participate in such programs were twice as likely to commit a crime than those whose parents did.”

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Foundation for Early Learning (Blog)
[Washington State] House Early Learning Testimony

By Erin Okuno

Two Sheriffs with Fight Crime: Invest in Kids talked about why want to see early learning in the definition of basic education.

“Sheriff Jim Barrett, undersheriff in Mason County, argued that we cannot continue to allow early learning funding to be discretionary; when it is discretionary it can be cut in lean times.”

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The Everett Herald (WA)
Letter: “Early learning prevents crime”

By Everett Police Chief James I. Scharf,  Snohomish County Sheriff John Lovick

“Why do a sheriff and police chief care about quality preschool? Our experience in law enforcement confirms what research has shown: High-quality early learning is an effective crime prevention strategy.”

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