Sims: Nearly $300,000 awarded for youth violence prevention programs

HARRISBURG, June 10 – Today, state Rep. Brian Sims announced that nearly $300,000 was awarded to anti-delinquency programs in the 182nd District.

The funding – administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency – will go to the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Children’s Alliance.

“These violence prevention programs are so important to our community. This money will help ensure that violence prevention programs have necessary funding, and victims are given proper care and support,” Sims said. “It’s vital that people have the tools they need to rebuild their lives after experiencing violent crime.”

Of the funding, $200,000 was awarded to Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia for trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy implementation. Philadelphia Children’s Alliance is receiving $99,905 for a Victim Services Family Advocate position.