Snyder: $1.3 million in funding to prevent juvenile delinquency, support crime victims and criminal justice efforts

HARRISBURG, Dec. 10 – Approximately $1.32 million in state grants will enhance services for victims of crime, including domestic violence and child abuse, and provide support for other criminal justice efforts in Greene, Fayette and Washington counties, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced.

Snyder said the funding comes from several grants awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency at its quarterly commission meeting on Wednesday.

“Our providers do an exceptional job to help victims of crime and children who are or could be in danger, and that also includes our counties’ probation staff ,” said Snyder. “Especially during these challenging times, their work is all the more needed and valuable to our communities. This funding means they can continue to serve those in need and support vital criminal justice efforts, including funding for training, staff and program services.”

Snyder said the grants awarded include the following (broken down by specific PCCD committee):

Victims’ Services Advisory Committee – funding earmarked to help victims of crime:
Fayette County (Fayette County STOP Grant Project): $125,000.
Community Resources of Fayette County, Inc. (for services to victims of juvenile crime): $131,746.
Fayette County Commissioners (for services to victims of adult crime): $144,919.

Greene County (funds for victims of juvenile offenders): $87,750.

Washington County (funds for victims of juvenile offenders): $370,350.

Washington County (Washington County STOP Grant Project): $125,000.

Children's Advocacy Center Advisory Committee – funding to improve advocacy on behalf of children who have been abused or considered at risk:

Sto-Rox Neighborhood Council Inc. in Fayette County: $47,000.
Sto-Rox Neighborhood Council Inc. in Washington County: $47,000.

County Adult Probation and Parole Advisory Committee – funding to improve adult probation services
Fayette County: $60,158.
Greene County: $29,815.
Washington: $152,580.

 

PCCD is the state’s lead agency for criminal justice policy issues, providing support services to law enforcement agencies, victims of crime and communities. More information about PCCD can be found at the following link: www.pccd.pa.gov.