Philadelphia, December 11, 2019 − Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today announced state grant dollars for seven area programs aimed at curbing crime and giving young people constructive outlets and choices.

“I am pleased to see state dollars bolster local efforts to encourage people to seek positive and constructive outcomes – and avoid destructive and negative consequences,” Farnese said. “I will continue to do what I can to support these important programs.”

Farnese said the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency grants include:

  • The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services in Philadelphia will receive $104,952 for Cross-system Data and Information Sharing Project;
  • The Philadelphia County Treasurer will receive $104,972 for its Addressing Root Causes (ARC) project;
  • Prevention Point Philadelphia is receiving $150,000 for its Mobile Medication Assisted Treatment Program;
  • Pennsylvania Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc. is receiving $275,000 for its “Great Choices, Great Futures” program;
  • Girls, Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is receiving $104,176 for its Friendly PEERsuasion program;
  • Education Plus Health (Berks/Philadelphia) is receiving $150,000 for its SBIRT Program and Teen Intervene Program; and
  • After-School All-Stars Philadelphia and Camden is receiving $150,000 for its Positive Action Program.

“I applaud the positive role that these organizations and programs play in helping our young people succeed,” Farnese said. “I will continue to seek state support and resources for their efforts

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