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Shapiro-Davis Administration Reminds Counties of Upcoming Deadline to Apply for Grant Funding to Support Indigent Defense Services

05/21/2024
 Counties have until Thursday, May 23, 2024 to apply for grant funding to improve the effectiveness of indigent defense services across the Commonwealth.

Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Program Celebrates 40 Years and 2024 Basic Training Academy Graduates

05/20/2024
7,680 Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs across the Commonwealth’s 67 counties have been certified through the program since 1984.

Commission on Crime and Delinquency Highlights Riverside School District’s Work to Support Student Mental Health with School Safety Grant Funding

05/17/2024
Since January 2024, PCCD has awarded $90 million in school mental health grants to provide behavioral health supports for K-12 students.

One Month Remaining for Law Enforcement Agencies to Apply for Grant Funding to Enhance Crime Reporting and Align with Federal Standards

05/13/2024
Applicants have until June 13, 2024 to apply for grant funding to bring Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies into compliance with the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).

Lt. Gov. Austin Davis, Commonwealth Victim Advocate, and Victim Services Coalitions Highlight Importance of Victims Compensation Assistance Program

04/29/2024
The Shapiro-Davis Administration has proposed a $5 million investment in VCAP in the 2024-25 budget to support this vital program, which is running low on funding to support victims. VCAP is a financial lifeline for crime victims – reimbursing them for counseling, loss of earnings, funeral expenses, and more.

Shapiro Administration Launches First-Ever Grant Program to Support Indigent Defense Services in Pennsylvania

04/26/2024
For the first time in Pennsylvania history, state funding has been appropriated to help ensure public defenders have the resources they need to provide constitutionally required legal defense to defendants who cannot pay for it on their own.<br>&nbsp;<br>Governor Shapiro secured sustainable state funding for indigent defense in the 2023-24 budget and proposed a $2.5 million increase for indigent defense funding in the 2024-25 budget – a total of $10 million to be funded through PCCD.

Shapiro-Davis Administration Awards $47 Million in School Safety and Mental Health Supports for Students and Staff Across Pennsylvania

04/25/2024
Awards are part of the $155 million FY 2023-24 budget package supporting improved safety and security and mental health supports for students and staff in Pennsylvania’s public and private K-12 schools.

Shapiro-Davis Administration Highlights Berks County Collaboration to Support Victims and Survivors of Crime

04/24/2024
Governor Shapiro’s budget proposes $5 million to help crime victims with expenses including medical, counseling, loss of earnings, relocation, funeral, crime scene cleanup, and more.

Shapiro-Davis Administration Announces $10 Million in Federal Funding for Law Enforcement to Enhance Crime Reporting and Align with Federal Standards

04/18/2024
The goal of this solicitation is to bring Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies into compliance with the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), the national standard for crime data reporting in the United States.<br><br>Currently, only 42 percent of Pennsylvania’s population is covered by a police department utilizing NIBRS and only 10 percent of local law enforcement agencies are reporting statistics through NIBRS.<br>

U.S. Department of Justice Awards Shapiro Administration $825,000 to Improve Supports for At-Risk and System-Involved Youth

04/11/2024
PCCD will use the funding to evaluate gaps in policies and practices to prevent young people from being unnecessarily involved in the juvenile justice system.

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Hosts More than 500 Justice and Behavioral Health Professionals at 2024 Criminal Justice Advisory Board Conference

04/10/2024
PCCD presents Linda K.M. Ludgate Excellence in Leadership Award, John A. Zottola Mental Health and Justice Award, and the Criminal Justice Advisory Board Best Practices Award

Shapiro Administration Visits York Children’s Advocacy Center, Highlights Work Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Youth Wellbeing

04/02/2024
Since 2006, the York CAC has served over 9,000 children and their families across York County

Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Gun Violence Prevention Technical Assistance Initiative Making a Difference in Pennsylvania Communities

03/29/2024
In its first year, PA Peace Alliance has supported more than 240 organizations working to address, prevent, and reduce gun and community violence

Shapiro-Davis Administration Highlights Millions in Funding to Support Local Law Enforcement

03/27/2024
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Has Awarded More than $2 Million to Help Fill More Than 400 Vacant Law Enforcement Positions

Shapiro-Davis Administration Approves $13 Million in Grant Funding to Combat Gun Violence, Support Victims, and Boost Prevention Programming

03/13/2024
<br>Funding includes $1 million to conduct a first-of-its-kind statewide needs assessment to identify and address gaps in support for victims of gun violence

Shapiro Administration Awards $2 Million in Grant Funding for Law Enforcement Recruitment

03/12/2024
Law Enforcement Recruitment grant funding will be used to hire and train 412 new police officers across the Commonwealth

Commission on Crime and Delinquency Visits Montgomery County to Highlight How Governor Shapiro’s Proposed Budget Will Combat Gun Violence and Make Communities Safer

03/07/2024
Governor Shapiro’s proposed 2024-25 budget will invest $100 million to prevent and reduce gun violence across the Commonwealth<br>&nbsp;<br>Montgomery County DA’s Operation Cease Fire, funded by PCCD, has resulted in 62 arrests, the identification of 66 gun traffickers and 510 illegal firearms, and reduced the number of illegal firearms through the recovery of 95 straw-purchased firearms.<br>

ICYMI: Shapiro-Davis Budget Proposes Historic Funding for Indigent Defense, Highlights Sustained Need of Funding to Support Public Defense for Pennsylvanians Unable to Afford Legal Counsel

02/14/2024
A year after taking the first steps to end Pennsylvania’s “shameful distinction” as one of only two states that did not pay for public defenders, Gov. Josh Shapiro and state lawmakers said Monday they would negotiate to make more money available for indigent defense.

Commission on Crime and Delinquency Extends Application Period for Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Funding

01/12/2024
Funding Supports Initiatives to Address Gun and Group-Related Violence

Shapiro-Davis Administration Announces $155 Million in School Safety and Security Grant Funds

01/11/2024
Funding Supports Improved Safety and Security and Mental Health Supports for Students and Staff in Pennsylvania’s Public and Private K-12 Schools

Commission on Crime and Delinquency Approves Over $19 Million in Grant Funding to Make Pennsylvania Communities Safer

12/19/2023
Commission approves $5 million in grants to support security enhancements to address hate crimes and $1 million for law enforcement recruitment and training, building on Shapiro-Davis Administration’s commitment to combating hate and to recruit 2,000 more police officers.

First Time in Pennsylvania History: Shapiro-Davis Administration Secures $7.5 Million in Funding for Indigent Defense

12/19/2023
Governor Shapiro called for this funding in his first budget address; funding is a down payment toward ensuring all Pennsylvanians receive the legal representation for which they are entitled.
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