Conklin announces nearly $120K in grants awarded by Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

HARRISBURG, June 10 – Grants totaling $119,219 to support several community and criminal justice efforts in Centre County have been awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, state Rep. Scott Conklin announced today.

Conklin, D-Centre, said the following grants were awarded today during PCCD’s quarterly commission meeting:

  • $100,000 to Centre Safe, formerly known as the Centre County Women’s Resource Center, to support its work with victims of child sexual abuse.
  • $10,000 awarded to Penn State University to cover costs related to the Pennsylvania Youth Survey. This statewide survey of school students in junior and high schools is conducted every two years to assess risk factors related to violence, including bullying, and the use and abuse of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
  • $9,216 to Centre County Commissions to support the expansion of its body worn cameras program at the Centre County Correctional Facility.

“These investments will be extremely beneficial to our communities in a number of areas, including providing vital services to help victims of crime, implement programs and assess services for youth, and also protect our county corrections officers while on duty,” said Conklin.

PCCD is the state’s lead agency for criminal justice policy issues, providing support services to law enforcement agencies, victims of crime and communities. More information on PCCD can be found at the following site: