FOR RELEASE: Thurs­day, April 11, 2019 Con­tact: David Isaac­son, disaacson@fightcrime.org<mailto:disaacson@fightcrime.org>, 312–265-2260 ext. 103

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler Edmonds joins Illi­nois law enforce­ment lead­ers in Spring­field to advo­cate for crime pre­ven­tion pro­grams Police Chiefs, Sher­iffs, and State’s Attor­neys urge Gov­er­nor Pritzk­er to invest in kids Spring­field, Illi­nois — Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler Edmonds joined nine oth­er Illi­nois law enforce­ment lead­ers — all mem­bers of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids — on a vis­it to Spring­field yes­ter­day.

The police chiefs, sher­iffs, and state’s attor­neys held meet­ings with Gov­er­nor JB Pritzk­er, Sen­ate Minor­i­ty Leader Bill Brady, House Minor­i­ty Leader Jim Durkin, and dozens of state leg­is­la­tors to advo­cate for pro­grams that get chil­dren off to a good start in life, and help get trou­bled chil­dren back on track. These pro­grams, includ­ing qual­i­ty preschool and child care, home vis­it­ing, after­school, and anti-recidi­vism pro­grams, are proven to sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduce crime.

Pho­to attached: Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler Edmonds greets Illi­nois Gov­er­nor JB Pritzk­er after a meet­ing in Spring­field on Wednes­day. Edmonds and oth­er law enforce­ment lead­ers from around the state stressed the impor­tance of ear­ly child­hood edu­ca­tion as a crime pre­ven­tion tool.

 

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Illi­nois is the state office of a nation­al, non-prof­it, bipar­ti­san, anti-crime orga­ni­za­tion of more than 5,000 police chiefs, sher­iffs, pros­e­cu­tors, lead­ers of law enforce­ment orga­ni­za­tions, and vic­tims of crime.