Burns: $255,000 awarded to support justice in Cambria County

State grants to support probation and parole programs

EBENSBURG, June 9  – More than $255,000 in state grants were awarded to support criminal justice programs in Cambria County, state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, announced today.

“Once again I’m working to fund law enforcement, to support the men and women who keep us safe and make sure our criminal justice system has the resources it needs,” Burns said. “As a founding member of the Blue Lives Matters Caucus, I recognize and appreciate the hard work of everyone who serve and keep us safe.”

Cambria County was awarded two grants. The first is $90,000 to support non-incarceration programs for criminal offenders, including monitoring and house arrest, and to provide education, training and treatment to transition offenders back to society. The second grant, for $165,169, is to help offset the costs of adult probation programs in the county.

The grants were awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Over the last several years Burns has worked with the commission to help secure more than $2 million for criminal justice programs in Cambria County.