Boscola Announces $ 564,231 in Criminal Justice and PCCD Prevention Grants

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Bethlehem – December 8, 2021 – Senator Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh / Northampton) announced today that at its quarterly meeting, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) approved $ 564,231 in grants to local governments and community organizations. Lehigh Valley for the purposes of violence prevention, law enforcement and child advocacy. initiatives.

“These funds will be used across Lehigh Valley to address important issues facing our community, such as violence prevention, to provide local governments with much needed funds to help law enforcement and to support initiatives. advocacy for children, ”said Boscola. “Through the allocation of these grant funds, the Commonwealth is helping programs to make our communities safer and better places to live.”

The grants were approved through the STOP Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) funds, Federal Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) and Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) funds:

STOP Violence Against Women Fund (VAWA):

  • Lehigh County – Lehigh County STOP Violence Against Women – $ 375,000

Federal Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Fund (JAG):

  • Township of Salisbury – Innovative Policing Initiative – $ 57,908
  • Township of Whitehall – PLEAC Accreditation – $ 60,000
  • Wilson Borough – Wilson Borough Police Department – Tactical Equipment – $ 24,440

Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) Fund:

  • Lehigh Valley Hospital – Improved CAC Services and Accreditation Readiness – $ 46,883

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