About Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
Our membership is comprised of more than 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, other law enforcement executives, and violence survivors across all 50 states.
Founded in 1996, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids takes a hard-nosed look at the strategies proven to reduce crime. Our members, armed with research, 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
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
Investing in Kids Will Help Prevent Crime
Here are four evidence-based crime prevention methods that work
This report highlights four evidence-based methods that give state and local policymakers a roadmap for preventing crime.
- Make high-quality early care and education available to all kids from birth to age five from families with low incomes.
- Offer voluntary home visiting to at-risk parents of young children.
- Provide effective in-school and after-school programs to all school-age children and youth to help keep them on track.
- Help kids who have had contact with the juvenile justice system by providing them and their parents effective interventions to steer them away from crime.