Bethlehem, June 9 – Senator Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh/Northampton) announced today that at its quarterly meeting the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) approved $1,827,284 in grants to Lehigh and Northampton Counties as well as to local non-profits to assist with criminal justice programs.
“I am pleased that our Counties and non-profits in the Lehigh Valley will receive this important funding to aid in our criminal justice programs,” 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 Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC), the Children’s Advocacy Center Advisory Committee (CACAC) and the County Adult Probation and Parole Advisory Committee (CAPPAC).
Northampton County was approved for three grants:
- Northampton County Capital Case Indigent Defense (CJAC): $20,000
- Northampton County IP Program FY21-22 (CAPPAC State Intermediate Punishment Treatment Funds): $265,000
- Grant-In-Aid (CAPPAC – Improvement of Adult Probation Services Grant-In-Aid Funds): $148,226
Lehigh County was approved for two grants:
- TCAP – Intermediate Punishment Treatment Program (CAPPAC State Intermediate Punishment Treatment Funds): $660,000
- Lehigh County Adult Probation Grant-In-Aid (CAPPAC – Improvement of Adult Probation Services Grant-In-Aid Funds): $573,536
Additionally, two other Lehigh Valley application funding requests were approved:
- St. Luke’s Hospital for the Improving Access for OUD Impacted Patients (CJAC -State Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction Funds): $119,034
- KidsPeace for KidsPeace TF-CBT for SITE Therapists (CACAC – Endowment Act Funds): $41,488.
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