Sheriff joins up with nationwide anti-crime initiative

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Strafford County Sheriff Mark Brave (Courtesy photo)

WASHINGTON - This month Strafford County Sheriff Mark Brave became a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, an anti-crime organization of more than 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors and violence survivors nationwide, including 40 law enforcement leaders in New Hampshire.

For 25 years, the group's members have spoken out in support of strategies proved to reduce crime by preparing kids for successful lives.

"Since taking office, I've focused on addressing both public safety and equity issues to help meet the needs of the community. And at the intersection of public safety and equity is crime prevention," Brave said. "I am excited to join as a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, to advocate for programs that help put kids on the path to success and prevent future crime."

Founded in 1996, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids promotes smart, bipartisan state and federal solutions to reduce crime, such as evidence-based voluntary parent coaching programs for new parents that prevent child abuse and neglect, high-quality early childhood education that increases educational success and graduation rates, stronger K-12 education goals and after-school programs that give kids a clear path toward productive futures and away from crime and proven coaching programs that strengthen families and get troubled kids back on track.

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