Kim announces $2.4M for victims of abuse and rehabilitation

HARRISBURG, Dec. 17 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, today applauded the awarding of over $2.4 million in Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency grants to Dauphin County organizations and agencies.

The funds, approved by the PCCD, support a variety of programs and services, including: adult probation services, body-worn camera initiatives and domestic abuse programs.  

“Funding like this is about supporting victims of abuse and giving them all of the tools they need to get their lives back on track,” Kim said. “I am also happy to see the investment in police body cameras for Derry Township officers, as studies show that not only does this provide accountability for police and putting regular citizens at ease, it also provides another surveillance tool for police that often helps deescalate situations when criminals also know they are being recorded. It’s really a win-win situation for all involved.”

The grants awarded in Dauphin County are as follows:

Improvement of Adult Probation Services Funds

  • Dauphin County - Improvement of Adult Probation Services - $641,952.

Federal Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program Funds

  • Derry Township – Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Acquisition - $41,048.

Federal Paul Coverdell Science Improvement Funds

  • PA State Police – 2020-21 Drug Expansion, Professional Certification - $165,000.

Federal STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Funds

  • Dauphin County Commissioners - $863,487.

Victims of Crime Act, Rights and Services Act, and Crime Victims Compensation Funds

  • Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute – Statewide Victim Witness Training Project 2021-22 - $648,672.

State Children’s Advocacy Center Funds

  • Pinnacle Health Hospital – Children’s Resource Center - Financial Counselor Position - $47,000.

For more information, please reach out to Kim’s office at (717) 986-1673.