Will County law enforcement officials agree quality preschool reduces crime, saves money
State’s Attorney Glasgow, Romeoville Police Chief Turvey,
Rep. McAsey will visit local preschool program, read to children
ROMEOVILLE – On Monday, April 25, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, Romeoville Police Chief Mark Turvey and State Rep. Emily McAsey (member of the House Appropriations – Elementary and Secondary Education Committee) will visit a state-funded preschool class in Romeoville.
The law enforcement leaders will discuss their support for early childhood education as a proven crime-fighting strategy. State’s Attorney Glasgow, Chief Turvey and Rep. McAsey will then read to a classroom of preschool children.
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is sponsoring the event as part of a national law enforcement campaign to promote support for high-quality early childhood education. Research shows that high-quality preschool programs prevent future violent crime. Detailed numbers on Will County children served and underserved by quality preschool programs will be available at the event.
|WHAT:||News conference, photo opportunity with children|
|WHO:||Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow|
Romeoville Police Chief Mark Turvey
State Representative Emily McAsey
|WHEN:||Monday, April 25, 10:15 A.M.|
|WHERE:||Valley View Early Education Center|
753 Dal Hart Drive (formerly Luther Drive)
|VISUALS:||Law enforcement reading to children|
Charts showing preschool availability in Will County
Children engaged in preschool activities
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Illinois is a bipartisan, nonprofit anti-crime organization of over 300 police chiefs, sheriffs, state’s attorneys, leaders of police officer organizations and victims of violence.