Sheriffs, police chiefs and state’s attorneys support early learning to cut crime, prison expenses
CHICAGO, April 14 /CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM/ — Law enforcement leaders from across Illinois will call on state lawmakers to reject proposed state budget cuts to preschool in a phone-in news conference on Thursday. They will also release a new research brief showing that quality early education significantly reduces the likelihood that kids will commit crimes later in life, cutting later Illinois corrections costs by a quarter. Specific data about incarceration cost-savings in Illinois along with the number of kids projected to lose preschool services at the state, regional, and county level will be made available during the call and online after the news briefing.
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