Burns: Cambria County victim services organization receives $25,000 grant to help child abuse victims

HARRISBURG, Sept. 12 – The Cambria County Child Advocacy Center will receive a $24,985 grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to assist in its efforts to help child victims of abuse, state Rep. Frank Burns announced today.


Burns, D-Cambria, said the Victims of Crime Act funding from PCCD will fund the continuation of the center’s multidisciplinary team coordinator, who facilitates the center’s response to child victims of abuse. The funds will also be used to update the center’s forensic interview recording equipment and to continue providing timely and appropriate victim services.


"These victim service providers play an invaluable role in helping these young victims heal and receive the vital services they need and deserve,” Burns said. “I strongly support investments like these in our community that will help children heal in the aftermath of crime.”


PCCD provides planning, coordination and technical assistance to the state’s criminal justice system and serves as a clearinghouse for state and federal grants to support criminal and juvenile justice efforts, including supporting victims of crime.