Bethlehem (June 8, 2022)- Senator Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh/Northampton) announced today that at its quarterly meeting the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) approved $2,641,726 in grants to Lehigh and Northampton Counties, the Bethlehem Area School District as well as to local non-profits to assist with criminal justice and prevention programs.
“I am pleased that Northampton and Lehigh Counties, the Bethlehem Area School District and non-profits in the Lehigh Valley will receive this important funding to aid in our criminal justice and prevention programs,” Boscola stated. “Through the allocation of these grant funds, the Commonwealth is assisting with critical efforts to make our communities safer and better places to live.”
The funding awards were approved through the Children’s Advocacy Center Advisory Committee (CACAC), the County Adult Probation and Parole Advisory Committee (CAPPAC), the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee (JJDPC) and the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC).
Northampton County was approved for two grants:
- Northampton County IP Program FY22-23 (CAPPAC 2022-2023 Intermediate Punishment Treatment Funds): $265,000
- CCAPPG Funds (CAPPAC – FY 2022-23 & FY 2023-24 County Adult Probation and Parole Funds): $308,320
Lehigh County was approved for two grants:
- TCAP – Intermediate Punishment Treatment Program (CAPPAC 2022-2023 Intermediate Punishment Treatment Funds): $660,000
- CCAPPG Funds (CAPPAC – FY 2022-23 & FY 2023-24 County Adult Probation and Parole Funds): $573,536
Additionally, four Lehigh Valley application funding requests were also approved:
- Weller Health Center/Lehigh Valley Hospital, Inc. for Project Safe and Smart Implementation – Weller Health (CACAC – Endowment Act Funds): $384,873
- KidsPeace Corporation for KidsPeace School Based Services for Youth (JJDPC – State Violence and Delinquency Prevention Funds): $150,000
- Bethlehem Area School District for Student Mental Health Supports (JJDPC – State Violence and Delinquency Prevention Funds): $150,000
- Centers for Humanistic Change, Inc. for Naloxone “Bystander” Community Transporters (CJAC – Substance Abuse, Education and Demand Reduction, Category 1 -Adult Funds): $149,997.
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