Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis was recently appointed to the 2013 Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Illinois Executive Committee.
Weis, who has been a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids since 2007, stated he was honored to have been chosen as one of a handful of Illinois State’s Attorneys to serve as a member of the Executive Committee.
“It is truly an honor to be selected as one of the new Executive Committee members. This organization has shown that law enforcement and prosecutors in this State are committed to reducing the number of juvenile offenders by addressing issues at the early childhood development levels.
"I believe that Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is one of the leading organizations working with our legislative leaders in Springfield and in Washington D.C. to make sure we focus our efforts to keep kids from becoming criminal offenders. I look forward to working with my colleagues to urge policy makers to focus on early prevention and investment in our children which will pay huge dividends in future.”
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is a national, bipartisan, nonprofit anti-crime organization of more than 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, attorneys general and other law enforcement leaders and violence survivors.
It operates under the umbrella of the nonprofit Council for a Strong America. Fight Crime: Invest in Kids takes a hard-nosed look at crime prevention strategies, informs the public and policymakers about those findings, and urges investment in programs proven effective by research.
The organization focuses on high quality early education programs, prevention of child abuse and neglect, after-school programs for children and teens, and interventions to get troubled kids back on track.
Provided by the Kendall County State's Attorney's Office