Want to know a staggering reason for Offenses???
Poor children lag behind their peers in many ways beyond income.
They are less healthy, trail in emotional and intellectual development, and do not perform as well in school. The challenges that poor children face accumulate and interact, casting long shadows throughout their lives. Every year that we keep children in poverty costs our nation half a trillion dollars in lost productivity, poorer health and increased crime.
In Florida among all children, 1 in 6 is poor.
1 out of 3.3 Black Children
1 out of 5 Latino children
1 out of 8 White Children
1 out of 9 Asian/Pacific Islander Children
Most states spend on average 2.8 times as much per prisoner as per public school pupil.
Florida $29,236 $7,439 3.1
Florida Taxpayers (2008) pay 33% higher than the National Average!
The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church
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Lakeland, FL 33815
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