DA Visits Capitol for At-Risk Youth

Members of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, a national anti-crime organization of police chiefs, sheriffs, district attorneys and victim advocates with 400 members in California and close to 5,000 members nationwide, visited the State Capitol today to urge legislators and administration officials to support evidence-based programs proven to keep children in school and away from crime.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley and other Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California members participated in individual meetings with over 20 key policymakers and administration officials. They called on legislators from both sides of the aisle and asked them to support -- and provide adequate funding for -- high-quality programs backed by research to steer kids away from crime, such as high-quality early education and after-school programs.