PICTURED ABOVE: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids members met with Governor Brown and asked him to protect state funding for programs scientifically proven to keep kids away from crime.
"Successful students generally make productive, law-abiding citizens in the long run. If we don’t invest in education programs now, we'll have to pay more to incarcerate later.”
- District Attorney Michael Ramos
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is a national crime prevention organization comprised of more than 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, state attorneys general and violence survivors. District Attorney Ramos has been a member since 2003 and currently serves on the organization’s Executive Committee.
As a research-based organization, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids advocates for programs proven most effective in preventing crime, reducing child abuse and neglect, and helping get troubled kids back on track. Despite decades of growing research proving what works, inadequate investments leave millions of children needlessly at risk of becoming delinquent teens and violent adults while putting every American at greater risk of becoming a victim of crime.
District Attorney Ramos is committed to the cause and works to encourage local, state and federal policymakers to protect investments in successful programs that:
- Prevent child abuse and neglect
- Prevent truancy and high school dropout
- Provide high-quality early education and after-school supervision to at-risk youth
Earlier this year, District Attorney Ramos joined law enforcement leaders throughout the state to release a report highlighting the fact that investments in high-quality early education programs can save California taxpayers billions of dollars by reducing violent crime and lowering costs associated with corrections and other government-funded services.