Law Enforcement Leaders Say High-Quality Early Care and Education Helps to Reduce Crime, Lower Prison Costs

May 25th 2011 WASHINGTON, DC (May 25, 2011) – Flanked by Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams today stressed the value of high-quality early care and education programs as a critical strategy to improve graduation rates, reduce crime, lower prison costs and save taxpayers’ money. Williams joined the two cabinet secretaries as they announced a new $500 million federal initiative to help states establish and expand high quality early learning programs. Speaking on behalf of the national anti-crime organization FIGHT CRIME: INVEST IN KIDS, comprised of more than 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs and prosecutors nationwide, District Attorney Williams praised today’s announcement but also called on Congress for continued federal support for high-quality early care and education programs Continue reading: Law Enforcement Leaders Say High-Quality Early Care and Education Helps to Reduce Crime, Lower Prison Costs

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Law Enforcement Leaders Say High-Quality Early Care and Education Helps to Reduce Crime, Lower Prison Costs