Harrisburg – March 13, 2019 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) has approved funding for numerous programs to aid victims in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties.

“The funding is critical for important programs to address those impacted by crime,” Brewster said.  “The dollars will help fund outreach activities, training, improved communications, advocacy and those impacted by crime.”

Brewster said a total of nearly $6 million was approved for a wide range of programs in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties.  The funding is available through the Victims of Crime Act and includes both non-competitive and competitive grants.  Among others, the grant recipients include:

  • Alle-Kiski Area Hope Center                                                                   $225,430
  • Center for Victims                                                                                     $571,538
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates of Allegheny County                $2,159
  • Neighborhood Legal Services                                                                 $244,803
  • Womens Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh                           $511,251
  • Center for Victims                                                                                     $1,265,361
  • Casa of Westmoreland Inc.                                                                     $173,174

PCCD supports justice-related programs with a focus on research, police and support services.  The approved funding support programs that serve individuals countywide.