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Who We Are

Our Role ... By statute, the Commission provides leadership in system-wide coordination and in building collaboration among public servants and private citizens representing all aspects of the criminal and juvenile justice systems and victim services.

Our Values ... We shape our priorities around service, expand our understanding from experts, support training to ensure the preparedness of our practitioners, and above all, maintain integrity in pursuit of our goals.

Our Mission ... To enhance the quality, coordination and planning within the criminal and juvenile justice systems, to facilitate the delivery of services to victims of crime, and to increase the safety of our communities.

Our Vision ... To be a state and national leader supporting programs and practices that promote justice for all citizens and communities of Pennsylvania.


PCCD initiates, validates, and financially supports justice-related programs put forth by practitioners and experts in the justice system. We focus on research, policy, planning, training, evidence-based programming, technology, outreach, and support services.

PCCD's efforts help:

  • empower communities through collaboration.
  • protect and support crime victims.
  • enhance law enforcement.
  • break the linkage of mental health, intellectual disabilities, substance abuse and crime.
  • launch evidence-based, innovative programs.
  • advocate for safe schools.
  • provide technological and information-sharing tools.
  • research justice trends that warrant attention and action.

Our strategic plan and annual reports highlight what experience has taught us. Our plan and experience make us even more confident about improving the justice system and the lives of victims, and community residents. 

Our Leadership

Josh Shapiro, Chairman
Josh Shapiro

Josh Shapiro was appointed Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) by Governor Tom Wolf on March 17, 2015.

In his announcement, Governor Wolf stated that, “he is confident in Mr. Shapiro’s ability to improve the safety of our communities through his position as PCCD’s Chairman and looks forward to the future progress of this commission under his strong leadership.” Read more about Chairman Shapiro.