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Afterschool and the building of character
Afterschool Alliance, 2003
(Afterschool Alert Issue Brief No. 14). Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

An outline of after school program benefits for students and society, in terms of reduced risky behavior, improved academic performance, and enhanced habits and values

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America's child care and pre-k crisis: A crime prevention tragedy
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 30 July, 2003
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

Summary of a review and analysis of research findings on the relationship between child care and reduced crime rates, with an emphasis on program quality and the need for public investment

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Cutting pre-kindergarten will increase crime in New York
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids New York, April, 2003
Albany, NY: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids New York.

An argument for the cost-effectiveness of increased investment in quality pre-kindergarten programs in New York State, based on a review of findings from studies examining the beneficial effects of such programs on children?s school readiness and future criminal activity

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Head Start improves achievement and reduces crime
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2003
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

A brief on the effects of Head Start participation on educational attainment and crime rates.

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Investments in children prevent crime and save money
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2003
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

A compendium of findings from studies on returns on investments in early childhood education and care and future savings to society

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Pennsylvania's pre-kindergarten crisis: A crime prevention tragedy
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2003
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

A summary of a review and analysis of research findings on the relationship between child care and reduced crime rates in Pennsylvania, with an emphasis on program quality and the need for public investment

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Preventing crime with quality child care: A critical investment in Iowa?s safety
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 17 July, 2003
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

An argument for the cost-effectiveness of increased investment in quality pre-kindergarten programs in Iowa, based on a review of findings from studies examining the beneficial effects of such programs on children?s school readiness and future criminal activity

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Preventing crime with quality child care: A critical investment in Maine's safety
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2003
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. (No longer accessible as of September 26, 2013)

Statistics from Maine's Fight Crime: Invest in Kids program on the role of child care in juvenile crime prevention

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