Police Chief Patty Patterson: The Case for Home Visiting

As part of our series looking at the value of home visiting programs, Police Chief Patty Patterson of Sumter, South Carolina, argues that high-quality programs can reduce crime over both the short and long-term. Voluntary home visitation has also been shown to reduce low birth weight births, build literacy, improve test scores and lead to increased employment for both mothers and their children. To learn more, visit