Fight Crime: Invest in Kids 25th Anniversary - The Maine Office
Learn more about the history of our Maine office since its founding in 2004
2004: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids opens a new state office in Maine.
2007: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids urges higher quality standards – including background checks and BA degrees – in the Head Start Reauthorization through letters and press events in Maine and Oregon.
2016: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Maine releases the We’re the Ones You Pay Later research report with all Maine sheriffs in support.
2017: State Director Kim Russell helps establish, launch and organize the Maine Legislature’s Children’s Caucus, the 6th Children’s Caucus in the US.
2019: An Act To Promote Social and Emotional Learning and Development for Young Children become law after 4 years of advocacy by Fight Crime: Invest In Kids Maine and other allies.
2020: Public Pre-K received its first dedicated funding in the Maine supplement budget after testimony in support and years of advocacy efforts by Fight Crime: Invest In Kids Maine and other allies.
2021: After 3 years of advocacy efforts by Fight Crime: Invest In Kids and other allies in Maine, LD 1712, an act to increase child care quality and access by taking the best practices of Educare Central Maine into five additional communities of practice, becomes law.
Take a look at some memories and highlights from the Maine office below.