Salisbury: Nearly $160K secured for youth anti-violence programs

Funding will go to Bible Center Church’s Oasis Project

BRADDOCK, March 28 – New state funding of $156,838 from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will allow a District 34 community outreach group to develop and administer youth anti-violence programs, state Rep. Abigail Salisbury announced today.

Salisbury, D-Allegheny, said the funding awarded under PCCD’s Violence Intervention and Prevention Program will support the Bible Center Church Oasis Project’s out-of-school-time program to further develop and deliver an evidence-based violence prevention program.

“The Oasis Project is deeply involved in the community and has a long and successful history of running programs that empower residents and help families and youth,” Salisbury said. “The new funding will allow them to continue developing and operating anti-violence programs with lessons that engage kids and young adolescents and help them build the social and emotional skills they need to navigate life safely and successfully.”

Salisbury said the funding will support social and emotional learning and Too Good for Violence lessons for more than 280 area students ages 5-13 each year.

The Violence Intervention and Prevention Program supports grants and technical assistance to address community violence, with a focus on preventing and intervening with gun and group-related violence. More about the funding is available here: