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June 23, 2015
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Approves Grant for Delaware County Forensic Supportive Housing
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) recently approved $100,000 for the Delaware County Forensic Supportive Housing Program. This award is a joint funding effort between PCCD and the Department of Human Services’ Office of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services.
The primary goal of this program is to enhance re-entry and diversion opportunities by increasing the availability of Supportive Housing units for persons with mental illness and co-occuring disorders who are involved in the criminal justice system. Funds will be used for a comprehensive array of housing support services. This project will ensure that permanent sustainability occurs in this population with the aim of attaining permanent federal subsidies from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
“This 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 PCCD Chairman Josh Shapiro.
PCCD follows a rigorous process in awarding competitive grants. For more information on how grants are awarded, please visit here.
MEDIA CONTACT: Matthew Leonard, 717.265.8539
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