Pittsburgh, PA − June 10, 2020 − Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. today announced the award of more than $1.7 million in state grants to fund programs in victims services, addiction treatment and local forensic science improvement.

The awards were made through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).

“While addressing COVID-19 related needs and budget gaps remains a priority, many essential services never had an interruption and have continued their critical work,” said Senator Costa. “Today’s grants will help them keep up and improve their services to our community.”

  • The University of Pittsburgh’s Program Evaluation Unit will receive $1.6 million for statewide work on the Pennsylvania Opioid Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center.
  • The Center for Victims will receive $96,000 for Child Advocacy at CAC UPMC Children’s Hospital.
  • Allegheny County will receive $27,000 to improve its forensic science work through advanced training and maintenance.

For more information on these grants and others that are available through PCCD, visit their website at pccd.pa.gov/Funding.