Williams: $538,740 in state grants awarded to local justice programs

Funding to support local educational programs for area youth, families

HARRISBURG, June 8 – State Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester, today announced the disbursement of $538,740 in state funding to support local justice programs in Chester County.

“These programs provide the needed support to foster a positive learning environment for local youth and their families,” Williams said. “It’s important we highlight this funding, but it’s even more important to highlight the significant impact these organizations can have on families when funding like this is advocated for and awarded in our district.”

The grants awarded statewide by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency included:

  • Communities That Care of Greater Downingtown, $148,336 to support establishing the Parent to Parent Peer Support Groups for parents of youth in grades K-12 in the Downingtown Area School District.
  • The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County Inc., $390,404 to support a new pilot prevention program that will serve upwards of 8,000 second graders. The program teaches children about the importance of having healthy boundaries, like when to say “no,” and how to get help from adults.