HOW CAN A COMMUNITY BE SAFE IF IT IS NOT STRONG?
- Recidivism prevention programs
- Gang prevention programs
- After school programs
- Employment services
Crime is both a symptom and a cause of broader breakdowns.
Crime places an enormous burden on public resources like law enforcement, courts and prisons. Even worse, crime depresses economic development, steals jobs, complicates the education of our young people and confines our elderly.
A vicious cycle manifests because these conditions (jobs, education, mobility) are fertile grounds for additional crime.
This is a challenge in towns all across Illinois.
The solutions to crime are not found in the criminal justice system, but the human system.