PHILADELPHIA – June 14, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) announced that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) has awarded grant funding through various sources to support Philadelphia programs to assist victims of domestic violence and treatment for substance abuse.

“Some of the people in need of the most help are victims of violence and those who are struggling with substance abuse,” said Farnese. “I am pleased that funding has been awarded to numerous community-based programs to ensure that those who need it can find support right here, in the place they call home.”

               PCCD approved and awarded funding:

  • Philadelphia City Treasurer – $496,242 through the 2019 County Jail-Based Vivitrol Program;
  • Philadelphia Department of Public Health – $149,928 through the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse program;
  • Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia – $906,213 through the 2019-2021 Victims of Crime Act fund; 
  • Center for Advocacy for the Rights & Interests of the Elderly – $289,119 through the 2019-2021 Victims of Crime Act fund; 
  • Lutheran School Mission Society’s Lutheran Settlement House – $180,544 through the 2019-2021 Victims of Crime Act fund; 
  • SeniorLAW Center – $149,234 through the 2019-2021 Victims of Crime Act fund; 
  • Support Center for Child Advocate – $428,910 through the 2019-2021 Victims of Crime Act fund; 
  • Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia, Inc. – $383,035 through the 2019-2021 Victims of Crime Act fund; 
  • Women Against Abuse, Inc. – $349,553 through the 2019-2021 Victims of Crime Act fund; 
  • Women in Transition, Inc. – $217,176 through the 2019-2021 Victims of Crime Act fund; 
  • Women Organized Against Rape – $287,548 through the 2019-2021 Victims of Crime Act fund; and
  • Joseph J. Peters Institute – $99,974 through the Endowment Act – Programs Assisting Victims fund.

“These funds will be effectively used to address critical needs,” Farnese said. “The PCCD grants will support worthwhile programs in Philadelphia.”

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