Sainato: More than $400,000 awarded to support criminal justice, victim support services in Lawrence County

NEW CASTLE, Dec. 9 – Lawrence County programs and services supporting victims of domestic violence and child abuse are receiving state funding of $401,470 to enhance resources, state Rep. Chris Sainato announced today.

Sainato, D-Lawrence, said five grants awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will improve both the investigation and prosecution of these crimes and support for the victims, who are often among the community’s most vulnerable.

“This funding will put more resources into the hands of those whose critical work investigate, root out, and treat those victimized by violence and abuse. There is also funding to enhance probation services so that residents who are transitioning from the criminal justice system to the community have the services they need to stay on the right track.”

Sainato said the following funding will go for these programs:

County Adult Probation and Parole Advisory Committee - improvement of adult probation services
Lawrence County Improvement of Adult Probation Services – $46,366.

Criminal Justice Advisory Committee - prevention of violence against women

Lawrence Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County, STOP Violence Against Women – $125,000.
Lawrence County Commissioners, Lawrence County Victim Services Program – $135,130.
Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County for 2021-2022 – $47,974.

Children's Advocacy Center Advisory Committee – support and protection for at-risk youth and minor victims

Children's Advocacy Center of Lawrence County, CAC Core Services Continuation 2021 – $47,000.

PCCD initiates and funds justice-related programs developed by practitioners and experts in the field, with a focus on research, policy, planning, training, evidence-based programs, technology, outreach and support services.