June 15, 2015
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Approves Grant
for Allegheny County Mental Health and Justice Housing
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Commission
on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) Chairman Josh Shapiro’s announced that PCCD
approved $149,995 for the Allegheny County Mental Health and Justice Housing
Program. This award is a joint funding effort between PCCD and the Department of
Human Services Office of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services.
primary goal of this project is to increase housing opportunities by supporting
the development of permanent supportive housing programs for individuals with
serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders who are justice involved and
to prevent further involvement with the criminal justice system. This
project is a partnership of criminal justice and behavioral health agencies
from state and
county government working in conjunction with community members to protect our
community, improve lives, reduce recidivism, and save taxpayer dollars.
project, and projects like it, is an important part of our mission to reduce
recidivism rates by identifying those individuals with mental health and
addiction issues and get them the help they need so we can prevent their return
to the criminal justice system,” said Chairman Shapiro.
follows a rigorous process in awarding competitive grants. For more information
on how grants are awarded, please visit here.
CONTACT: Matthew Leonard, 717.265.8539
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