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Farnese Announces $1.4 Million in State Money to Fight Community Violence and Aid Victims
On September 13, 2019
Philadelphia – September 13, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia), Democratic chair of the Senate Judiciary committee, announced today that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) has awarded $1.4 million in state grants for projects in his district.
Farnese said the money will aid programs fighting violence in the community and help members of the community heal from the traumas of violence.
“I am very pleased that PCCD has invested in these excellent organizations that work every day to prevent violence, and to create safer spaces for younger people,” Farnese said.
Grant recipients include:
- Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia – $220,064
- Center for Advocacy for the Rights & Interests of the Elderly – $103,293
- HIAS & Council Migration Society DBA HIAS PA – $228,526
- Lutheran Social Mission Society DBA Lutheran Settlement House – $160,004
- Nationalities Service Center of Philadelphia – $170,647
- Support Center for Child Advocate – $187,758
- Women Against Abuse, Inc. – $372,952
These grants are distributed through PCCD’s Criminal Justice Advisory Committee.