Matzie: Nearly $400,000 awarded to improve Beaver County probation services, support rehabilitation, reduce recidivism

AMBRIDGE, June 8 – Beaver County is receiving more than $396,000 to strengthen probation services and fund efforts to help non-violent offenders return to the community through restrictive supervision and substance use treatment, state Rep. Rob Matzie announced today.

Matzie, D-Beaver/Allegheny, said the funding from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will improve outcomes while saving taxpayer dollars.

“In addition to improving traditional probation and parole services, part of the funding awarded today is going to support the county’s program to divert non-violent offenders away from incarceration and into highly supervised drug and alcohol treatment programs,” Matzie said. “Programs like these save taxpayer dollars on incarceration, while giving people a second chance to overcome substance use disorders, return to their families, and rejoin the community.”

Matzie said the funding includes:

  • $282,501 in Continuing County Adult Probation and Parole Grant funds to improve delivery of probation and parole services.
  • $94,967 in Intermediate Punishment Treatment Funds to Beaver County commissioners for County Probation with Restrictive Sanctions for fiscal year 2022-23.
  • $18,600 in unexpended County Intermediate Punishment funds.

Matzie said that in addition to the funding to Beaver County, Allegheny County is receiving more than $4 million in PCCD funding to support child victims, bolster services for recovering mothers with newborns, improve probation services, strengthen programs that prevent juvenile delinquency, and enhance police resources.