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Why universal pre-K may help stem crime

Law enforcement has been advocating for investment in policies and programs that provide early education.
Law enforcement has been advocating for investment in policies and programs that provide early education. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

As Congress deliberates this week on what should be included in the reconciliation bill, child care and specifically universal pre-K is being debated. Educators, parents and doctors have long advocated for pre-K. Another group has added its voice to the chorus: law enforcement.

Mary C. Curtis sits down with Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, the president of the National Sheriffs’ Association, to discuss how early education helps develop life skills.

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