by Sean Hedden
The Council for a Strong America has developed a program that gets law enforcement officials to advocate evidence-based solutions that keep youth away from crime. Fight Crime: Invest in Kids “takes a hard-nosed look at the strategies proven to reduce crime. Armed with research, our more than 5,000 members make the case for solutions that cut crime and put kids on the path to productive lives.”
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids has helped reduce child abuse and neglect, invested in after-school programs keeping them away from crime, and improved the safety of schools by implementing evidence-based interventions to improve school discipline policies. Moreover, they have a Police Training Institute that “aims to teach police officers how to de-escalate conflict effectively and have safe, positive interactions with at-risk young people.” Along with blog updates and member spotlights, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is great resources for to keep kids away from crime and safe.