Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson joined other California members of the nationwide group Fight Crime: Invest in Kids at the state Capitol on Tuesday to meet with more than 20 policymakers and administration officials.
The anti-crime organization of police chiefs, sheriffs, district attorneys and victim advocates has 400 members in California and close to 5,000 members nationwide. Members visiting the Capitol asked legislators and administration officials to support Senate Bill 837, which would make early education available to all 4-year-olds by expanding the states transitional kindergarten program.
They also sought support for Assembly Bill 1866, which would help identify early warning signs for kids at risk of dropping out by tracking school attendance in CALPADS, the states longitudinal student data system. California in one of four states that does not track individualized school attendance, a news release from the Stanislaus County Sheriffs Department said.