The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) today awarded grants to three local agencies to support their efforts to assist victims of child sexual abuse, according to Senator Elder Vogel.
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Lawrence County was awarded $100,000 for Intervention Services; the Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County was awarded $100,000 for its Evidence-Based Therapy Program for Survivors; and the Women’s Center of Beaver County was awarded $62,218 for Children’s Therapy and Services.
The local awards were part of $3.4 million in grant funding presented to 44 entities throughout the Commonwealth that assist victims of child sexual abuse.
“These grants will significantly help these local groups in their efforts to provide physical, mental and emotional support to abused children,” said Senator Vogel. “Unfortunately, we have seen the impact that abuse has in our communities. It is important that we provide assistance, when we can, to agencies like these three fine local organizations. They make a real difference in the lives of abuse victims and I am pleased that the PCCD is providing this financial support for their work.”
As part of a settlement agreement, PCCD is charged by the Endowment Act, Act 1 of 2013, to distribute funds for the benefit of the residents of Pennsylvania and for the specific purpose of assisting child sexual abuse victims.