Pay now or pay a lot more later

Published on Monday, April 30, 2012

 Cutting $55 million from the budget for preschool programs will create $200 million in increased costs to taxpayers down the road.

Instead of advocating for more officers, attorneys, and better crime fighting equipment Illinois police are requesting preschool programs. They warned that if we don’t spend the money “up front” we will face higher costs later for crime, incarceration, and prisons.

The group of Illinois policemen cited a study from Fight Crime showing that cutting $55 million from the budget for state funded preschool programs will create $200 million in increased costs to Illinois taxpayers down the road.

These officers have raised the approach to reducing criminal justice problems as have their fellow officers around the nation. To find out more visit Fight Crime:Invest in Kids