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.
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds joins Illinois law enforcement leaders in Springfield to advocate for crime prevention programs @FightCrimeIL @GovPritzker https://t.co/SWVSyhrM5A pic.twitter.com/4PkRCKVeW6— UnionCo State’s Atty (@unioncountysa) April 11, 2019
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.
It was my pleasure to meet with these folks!! https://t.co/m2CRaJyUna— Representative Dan Brady (@repdanbrady) April 11, 2019
After a long day in our beautiful State Capitol Building, one thing was clear: the perspective of law enforcement is greatly appreciated in Springfield.
I also bumped into my friends from @FightCrimeIL! I was thrilled to partner with them on my preschool expulsion bill in the IL House, and I look forward to further collaboration through our Justice, Equity & Opportunity Initiative! #LGontheMove pic.twitter.com/RVDmhNZTxO— Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton (@LtGovStratton) April 11, 2019
As one new state representative put it…