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Tuesday · May 25 2004

A long-term crime prevention program staffed by nurses
“Controlled studies show that it results in 54% fewer juvenile arrests and 69% fewer juvenile convictions and probation violations. And for every dollar it costs, four dollars are saved in future costs. Why aren't tough-on-crime conservatives all over it?”

This is a heartening post on the Nurse-Family Partnership Program founded in Elmira, NY. In the voluntary program, nurses partner with parents during pregnancy and assist with child care and child rearing education for two years after birth. The statistics documenting the Partnership's success are an eye-opening look into the cyclical social costs of child abuse and neglect and the benefits gained by early childhood intervention.

via what's in rebecca's pocket?

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