Cutting Violence and Cutting Prison Costs in Maine: Accessing Available Federal Funds to Provide Essential Health Care

This position paper from the Fight Crime: Invest in Kids organization, a nonpartisan anti-crime organization made up of more than 5,000 law enforcement leaders and crime survivors, including more than 125 in Maine, discusses the link between a lack of social services and crime.

The brief concludes with information on the funds Maine spends that are associated with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, child abuse or neglect, and incarceration, and the money that could be saved by extending Medicaid coverage to poor parents and others lacking health insurance.

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Fight Crime Invest in Kids Maine

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