Howard and Williams announce $1.78M in state grants to Chester County

MALVERN/COATESVILLE, Dec. 9 -- State Reps. Kristine Howard and Dan Williams, both D-Chester, announced today that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency awarded $1.78 million in state grants to Chester County.

“Women and children are among the most vulnerable members of our society, and we must do all we can to help them during the pandemic,” Howard said. “This state grant money will provide assistance to county and nonprofit organizations alike so they can continue to provide a safe harbor and a hopeful future to victims of violence.”

“Life for parolees is challenging at the best of times, but during the pandemic, things have gotten so much harder,” Williams said. “This state funding will help Chester County’s Improvement of Adult Probation Services program aid our parolees during this critical period and so reduce recidivism, thus making our communities safer for all.”

The breakdown of the awards is as follows:

CAPPAC - Improvement of Adult Probation Services Funds

The County Adult Probation and Parole Advisory Committee (CAPPAC) serves in an advisory capacity to PCCD to ensure reasonable and efficient administration on all matters pertaining to the Pennsylvania County Adult Probation and Parole System. 

  • Chester County Improvement of Adult Probation Services $533,144

VSAC - Federal STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Funds

The Victims’ Services Advisory Committee (VSAC) serves in an advisory capacity to PCCD and to assure that the voices, needs, and perspectives of all crime victims/survivors will be considered in the development of services, services standards, policies, funding priorities, legislation, and outcomes.

  • Chester County Commissioners Chester County STOP Grant - 2021 $124,992
  • The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County Inc. RASA/VOJO Project 2021-2022 $698,379
  • Domestic Violence Center of Chester County Providing Rights and Services to Victims $55,014

CACAC - State Children's Advocacy Center Funds

The Children’s Advocacy Center Advisory Committee (CACAC) was recently established by Act 28 of 2014 to advise the Commission on the development and promotion of programs and projects related to children’s advocacy centers (CACs) and multidisciplinary investigative teams (MDITs). CACs provide state-of-the-art treatment for the victims of child sexual abuse and child abuse.  

  • Chester County Commissioners CAC Assistant - 2021 $47,000

CACAC - State Endowment Act Funds

  • Chester County Commissioners TBD $318,377