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Report Shows Early Childhood Programs Reduce Crime

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — An anti-crime group says it is releasing a report that shows quality early childhood education programs can reduce crime.

Members of the group Fight Crime: Invest in Kids say the report being released Thursday shows that state and federal early childhood programs could reduce the number of people incarcerated in Minnesota and lead to $48 million in savings in inmate housing costs for the state each year. 79 more words


Dart, Other Law Enforcement Officers Protest Against Cuts To Preschool Funding

CHICAGO (CBS)>/strong> — Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart had some harsh words Thursday for state cuts in preschool funding.

As WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports, Dart joined 300 Illinois police officer and prosecutors who are part of the Illinois chapter of the group Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, to urge an end to cuts directed at money for preschool in Springfield. 222 more words


Support Early Education To Reduce Crime, Officers Say

MIAMI (CBS4) — Law enforcement officers in South Florida are sending a message to state legislators: Support funding for early education to help reduce crime. 125 more words


Fight Crime: Invest in Kids-Michigan celebrates its 10th anniversary in Lansing

By Bobby Schimmel

Kickin’ It Old Town Staff Writer

In March of 2001, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids came to Michigan.  This year, they celebrate their 10-year anniversary of providing help and support to at risk kids.  359 more words

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