Freeman: More than $600K awarded to local criminal justice and victims’ programs

EASTON, Dec. 10- State Rep. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton, today announced state funding totaling $606,057 has been awarded to several local organizations to improve programs that support criminal justice and victims-of-abuse programs. 

The funding was approved by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency during the commission’s quarterly meeting Wednesday.

"It's important to the residents of Northampton County that these critical investments are made," Freeman said. "These organizations provide critical services and resources to both our criminal justice system and to victims of abuse. Today's announcement shows that the financial support needed will be in place to ensure services are available and readily accessible."

The grants awarded Wednesday in Northampton County include:

  • Northampton County, $148,226 to fund adult probation services.
  • Northampton County Executives, Victims Rights Project, $457,831 for support of the Northampton County STOP Violence Against Women Program.

PCCD provides planning, coordination and technical assistance to the state’s criminal justice system and serves as a clearinghouse for state and federal grants to support criminal and juvenile justice efforts.