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.
WHAT WE DO
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.
Charles H. Ramsey
Charles H. Ramsey was
appointed Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
(PCCD) by Governor Tom Wolf on January 24, 2017.
In his announcement, Governor Wolf stated that, “from his time as a cop on the
streets of Chicago to his exemplary leadership of the Philadelphia Police
Department, Charles Ramsey has continuously shown his commitment to serve and
protect his community. That is why I am pleased to announce that he will
continue that service as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency.” Read more about Chairman Ramsey.