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ROYERSFORD, December 14, 2022: State Sen. Katie Muth (D-Chester/Montgomery/Berks) today announced that entities across Senate District 44 have been awarded more than $8.3 million in Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).

“This funding will be incredibly impactful across SD44 by ensuring victims are supported and that our law enforcement agencies have access to the supports and technology they need to serve and protect our communities,” Muth said. “I appreciate the hard work of our local and county government partners and our regional network of service providers for continuing to seek out state and federal funding that can improve public safety and support the needs of families across our region.”

The PCCD funding sources include grants from Federal American Rescue Plan Act Funds – Local Law Enforcement Support Grant Program; Federal American Rescue Plan Act Funds – Gun Violence Investigation and Prosecution Grant Program; State Children’s Advocacy Center Funds; and Federal Victims of Crime Act, State Rights and Services Act, and State Victims of Juvenile Offenders Funds.

The following initiatives were funded across Chester, Montgomery and Berks Counties:

Chester County
Gun Violence Investigation and Prosecution Grant Program

  • Phoenixville Borough received $338,489 for the purchase of a records management system software to transition to NIBRS; mobile license plate readers; Cellebrite computers and software to analyze cell phones; and in-car cameras.
  • Chester County received $449, 264 to support the examiner’s salary and benefits for two years; training conference and association dues; yearly proficiency testing; a reference publications collection; court related demonstratives; yearly calibration/cleaning scopes-devices; a downdraft system/fuming hood; a bullet recovery system; comparison microscope, stereoscope, portable firing system, scales, calipers and weights, chemical processing restoration, and ammunition.

Women’s Reentry Services Initiative

  • The Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children received $100,000 for the NIA House Reentry Housing Program
    Children’s Advocacy Center Funds
  • Chester County received $47,000 for a Children’s Advocacy Center Assistant

Federal Victims of Crime Act, State Rights and Services Act, and State Victims of Juvenile Offenders Funds

  • The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County received $698,275 Rights and Services Act and the Victims of Juvenile Offenders.
  • The Domestic Violence Center of Chester County received $55,003 to provide services and rights to victims.

Montgomery County
Gun Violence Investigation and Prosecution Grant Program

  • Montgomery County received $3,573,865 to support the salary and benefits of a new prosecutor, two detectives, a litigation assistant, a crime/intelligence analyst and a BCI investigator. Funding will also be used to purchase a cell phone/social media analytical package, computers, forensic microscopes and ShotSpotter technology.

Women’s Reentry Services Initiative

  • Family Services of Montgomery County received $99,916 for Seeking Safety for Women’s Reentry
  • The Kintock ground received $100,000 for a Women’s Reentry Services Initiative

Children’s Advocacy Center Funds

  • The Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County received $47,000 for NCA Accredited Services for Victims of Child Abuse.

Federal Victims of Crime Act, State Rights and Services Act, and State Victims of Juvenile Offenders Funds

  • Montgomery County received $718,339 for the Rights and Services Act and the Victims of Juvenile Offenders funds for the District Attorney’s Office.
  • Victim Services Center of Montgomery County received $303,664 for the Rights and Service Act.
  • Montgomery County received $262,957 from Victims of Juvenile Offenders Funds for the Juvenile Probation Office.
  • The Womens Center of Montgomery County received $81,248 for the Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Project

Berks County
Gun Violence Investigation and Prosecution Grant Program

  • Berks County received $552,341 to support one part-time Firearms Examiner position for two years to supplement the work of the current full-time Firearms Examiner. The CBCL will be purchased and installed in the laboratory to allow for the safe discharge of firearms on-site to expedite analysis.

Women’s Reentry Services Initiative

  • Clare of Assisi House received $100,000 for the Women’s Empowerment After Prison (WEAP) Project.

Children’s Advocacy Center Funds

  • Berks County received $47,000 for the Children’s Advocacy Center director salary and supplies.

Federal Victims of Crime Act, State Rights and Services Act, and State Victims of Juvenile Offenders Funds

  • Berks County received $528,038 for the District Attorney’s Victim/Witness Assistance Unit.
  • Berks County received $214,362 for the Juvenile Probation Offices’ Juvenile Probation Victim/Witness Assistance Unit.

For more information on PCCD grants, click here.