Bizzarro: More than $1M awarded to region from PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency

ERIE, June 8 – Erie County is receiving $1.02 million in funding to improve probation services, strengthen services for sexual assault victims, and respond to student mental health needs.  

“Our region is safer when the resources reducing recidivism, addressing mental health, and supporting sexual assault victims are well funded,” Bizzarro said. “A safe Erie is a strong Erie and these funds will go a long way to keeping it that way. These funds include training for two nurses to become sexual assault nurse examiners and enhancing the ability of assistant district attorneys to prosecute perpetrators.”  

Funding from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will ensure county services and supports have access to the staff, training and other resources needed for good outcomes.   

The specific funding includes:

  • $463,030 in Continuing County Adult Probation and Parole Grant funds to improve delivery of probation and parole services.  
  • $250,000 in Intermediate Punishment Treatment Funds for electronic monitoring, drug and alcohol treatment, and drug testing equipment to support transitional step-down programs.  
  • $158,872 in federal STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant funding to the Crime Victim Center of Erie County for Erie County SART development. 
  • $150,000 in state Violence and Delinquency Prevention Funds to the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5 for a mental health preventionist serving Erie, Warren and Crawford counties.