Blog | April 19, 2019

Law Enforcement Leaders Call on Springfield Lawmakers to Support Proven Crime-Prevention Programs

Ten members of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids visited Springfield — the capital of Illinois — on April 10, to advocate with Governor JB Pritzker and legislative leaders for key investments in children and families.

In all, the police chiefs, sheriffs, and state’s attorneys met with 28 policy-makers to share their crime-prevention priorities, including enhanced supports for preschool, child care, afterschool, home visiting, and anti-recidivism programs.

After a long day in our beautiful State Capitol Building, one thing was clear: the perspective of law enforcement is greatly appreciated in Springfield.

As one new state representative put it…


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