About Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
More than 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, other law enforcement executives, and violence survivors comprise the membership of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.
Founded in 1996, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids takes a hard-nosed look at the strategies proven to reduce crime. Armed with research, our members make the case for solutions that cut crime and put kids on the path to productive lives.
What our members fight for
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids promotes smart, bipartisan state and federal solutions to reduce crime, such as:
- Evidence-based, voluntary parent coaching programs for new parents to prevent child abuse and neglect
- High-quality early childhood education that increases educational success and graduation rates
- Stronger K-12 education goals and afterschool programs that give kids a clear path toward productive futures and away from crime
- Proven coaching programs that strengthen families and get troubled kids back on track
About Fight Crime’s Police Training Institute
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids’ Police Training Institute trains in-service officers and recruits on how to effectively de-escalate conflict and have safe, positive interactions with at-risk young people.
As members, our solutions for the educational and mental health challenges that lead kids down the path to criminal activity are always based on research, our firsthand experience, and the certainty that public safety depends on putting more kids on the right track.
Sheriff Rich Stanek, Hennepin County, Minnesota