Sheriff Morgan joins top law enforcement leaders on council to curb crime through investments in kids
Sheriff Gabe Morgan has been selected to sit on the newly created National Leadership Council of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.
The organization, comprised of more than 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors and violence survivors, makes the case for solutions that reduce crime and steer children towards productive lives.
Sheriff Morgan believes it is imperative to have programs for young children to help ensure their future success and to help ensure the safety of the communities in which they live.
“If we want to protect our citizens from the trauma and cost of crime, we have to do much more to prevent crime in the first place,” he stresses.
Sheriff Morgan has been a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids since 2007. He has advocated for community-based programs as alternatives to youth detention facilities, for expanding access to health care to low-income parents and uninsured Virginians, and for early childhood development programs. He continues to support initiatives that invest in kids.
“Sheriff Morgan has used his expertise and firsthand experiences in law enforcement to educate policymakers on how we can make our communities safer by ensuring kids get a good start in life and never enter down a path of crime,” said Josh Spaulding, the organization’s acting national director.
The new Council has nearly 30 elite law enforcement leaders and violence survivors from around the country. Members will help advise the organization to continue leading efforts to advance evidence-based solutions that steer children away from crime and towards productive lives.