Blog | January 18, 2017

Member in Action: Sheriff Rick Scott

The Grays Harbor County, Washington Sheriff testified about the importance of home visiting

On January 18, Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott, a Fight Crime: Invest in Kids member, presented to the House Early Learning and Human Services Committee about the importance of investing in home visiting. Simply put, “It works.”

L to R: Rep. John Lovick, Sheriff Rick Scott, and Rep. Tom Dent
L to R: Rep. John Lovick, Sheriff Rick Scott, and Rep. Tom Dent

Sheriff Scott spoke not only from the perspective of law enforcement, but also shared his powerful personal story of how he and his wife adopted two girls.

He then went on to speak about the effectiveness of home visiting in terms of reducing crime and child abuse and neglect. He then highlighted the fact that Washington state does not have enough foster homes to meet the demand. But he says investments in home visiting will help minimize the need for foster homes.

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  1. Washington