Bradford announces $367,796 to help keep Montco grade schoolers safe

HARRISBURG, June 9 – State Rep. Matt Bradford announced today that Mission Kids, located in East Norriton Township, is receiving $367,796 to support their work with children and young adults.

The state grant, which was funded through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, will focus on critical violence prevention.

“This specialized work performed by Mission Kids is incredibly valuable to our community. We are so fortunate to have them in our region,” Bradford said.

The PCCD, in collaboration with the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State University, announced the Endowment Act funding to support a new pilot prevention research program. Over the last four years, PCCD and CMSN implemented a three-pronged pilot prevention program that served more than 16,000 second graders and 14,000 parents. Due to the success of that project, and the need to implement a more universal parent education component, PCCD and CMSN will implement a two-year pilot that will include two programs to be implemented within different segments of the community.