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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.

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. 

Our Leadership

  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.