Bethlehem (September 8, 2021)- Senator Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh/Northampton) announced today that at its quarterly meeting the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) approved $655,848 in grants to local governments and organizations that address violence and delinquency prevention, response to opioid epidemic as well as gun violence reduction. 

“I am pleased that these funds will be used throughout the Lehigh Valley to address important issues facing our community such as violence and delinquency prevention, the opioid epidemic and gun violence reduction,” Boscola stated.  “Through the allocation of these grant funds, the Commonwealth is assisting them with programs to make our communities safer and better places to live.”

The funding awards were approved through the State Violence and Delinquency Prevention Program Funds, Federal State Opioid Responses (SOR) Funds, State Opioid Response Funds and Gun Violence Reduction Grant Program.

  • State Violence and Delinquency Prevention Program Funds – Wilson Area LINCS Family Center: $150,000;
  • Federal State Opioid Responses (SOR) Funds – Valley Youth House Committee, Inc. for its Life Skills Training at Easton Area Middle School: $98,346; Colonial Intermediate Unit #20 for its Total School Improvement Project: $31,571;
  • State Opioid Response Funds – Northampton County for its Northampton County Recovery Court Initiative: $152,631;
  • Gun Violence Reduction Grant Program – Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley to implement its Cure Violence Model: $223,300.

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