Casey Amendment Could Add Vital Funds to Law Enforcement Throughout Pennsylvania

With Measure Set for Floor Vote, Senator and High Ranking PA Law Enforcement Official Make Case for Byrne/JAG Grant Program

Data, Examples from Across State Demonstrate Need for Casey Amendment that Invests in Law Enforcement

Washington DC- With a budget on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) pushed for passage of his amendment that could add critical funds to Pennsylvania law enforcement today during a conference call.  Senator Casey’s amendment is set for a vote this week.

 “Our brave law enforcement officers are doing all they can to combat crime, but they need adequate resources to do their jobs,” said Senator Casey.  “Funding these law enforcement programs will put more cops on the beat and ensure that our officers have the equipment they need to keep Pennsylvanians safe.”

Casey was joined by Linda Rosenberg, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency who highlighted the importance of the Byrne/JAG program to fighting and reducing crime across Pennsylvania. Senator Casey discussed regional data and examples that make the case for increasing funds to local law enforcement through the Byrne/JAG grant program.  

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) Program supports crime fighting innovation and has helped local law enforcement agencies across Pennsylvania ensure immediate and thorough responses to crimes. 

A few of the projects made possible by the Byrne JAG Program can be found below:

  • Southern Clarion County Regional Police Department: The Southern Clarion County Regional Police Department (SCCRPD) was awarded third year federal funding in the amount of $15,382, which will be supplemented by a 75% match of local dollars, to continue to fund the salary of the SCCRPD Police Chief.  These funds will allow the SCCRPD to continue providing both full patrol coverage along with other community-based services to the seven municipalities in the coverage area. 
  • Fayette County Booking Center Incipiency: Fayette County was awarded $123,140 in federal funds to continue to support their Central Booking Center (CBC).  Grant funds will be used for the salary and benefits of a full-time CBC Manager, six contracted constables, and two part-time Intake Officers to cover CBC shifts. Funds will also be used for necessary supplies and utilities, equipment and maintenance fees.
  • Philadelphia City Treasurer Electronic Parole Petitions: The Philadelphia City Treasurer was awarded $40,000 in federal funds for continuation of the Electronic Parole Petition Project that began through a grant from PCCD in 2010.  The funds will be supplemented by a 50% match to continue developing an electronic parole petition system. 
  • Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute: The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI) was awarded $296,788 in federal funds to provide pertinent and current training to Pennsylvania prosecutors and law enforcement officers.  Prosecutor training and law enforcement training will focus on criminal law practice, procedure, and investigation as it applies to the prosecution of criminal cases.

County-by-county data on the Byrne/JAG Program can be found below:

Agency

Title

County

Award Amount

Adams County Commissioners

Adams Co. Crisis Intervention Training Initiative

Adams

$179,957.00

Adams County Commissioners

JJSES Motivational Interviewing

Adams

$17,000.00

Allegheny County Chief Executive Officer

Allegheny County Gang Intervention Strategies

Allegheny

$223,794.00

Center for Victims

Victim Service Collaborative

Allegheny

$215,164.00

Allegheny County Chief Executive Officer

Jail Collaborative IT Application

Allegheny

$196,544.00

Reserve Township

Collaborative:  Regional Information Sharing/LEJIS

Allegheny

$175,310.00

Magee Womens Research Institute & Foundation

Men Embracing Nonviolence and Safety (MEN/S)

Allegheny

$174,983.00

Allegheny County Chief Executive Officer

Allegheny JJSES

Allegheny

$50,000.00

Allegheny County Chief Executive Officer

Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Training

Allegheny

$36,771.00

Magee Womens Research Institute & Foundation

Men Embracing Nonviolence and Safety (MEN/S)

Allegheny

$24,998.00

Scott Township

Property/Evidence Organization and Streamlining

Allegheny

$9,157.00

Council on Chemical Abuse

Berks County High-Risk Adult Offender Project

Berks

$141,462.00

Berks County Commissioners

JJSES Planning and Implementation Grant

Berks

$48,125.00

Western Berks Regional Police Department

WBRPD Chief's salary

Berks

$19,932.00

Blair County Drug and Alcohol Program, Inc

ROSC Project

Blair

$177,269.00

Blair County Commissioners

Blair County Juvenile Justice System Enhancement

Blair

$50,000.00

Network of Victim Assistance

Statewide Crisis Response Initiative

Bucks

$200,000.00

Bucks County Commissioners

Bucks County Juvenile Probation JJSES Project

Bucks

$44,831.00

Butler County Commissioners

Family Group Decision Making Diversionary Program

Butler

$113,793.00

Butler County Commissioners

Butler County Problem Solving Court - Drug Court

Butler

$87,500.00

Butler County Commissioners

Motivational Interviewing & Evidence-Bd. Practices

Butler

$32,705.00

Victim Outreach Intervention Center, Inc.

Serving Our Seniors

Butler

$12,500.00

Cambria County Commissioners

Cambria County JJSES Project

Cambria

$49,700.00

Carbon County Commissioners

Carbon County CJAB: Livescan/CPIN Project

Carbon

$11,983.00

Carbon County Commissioners

JJSES Implementation

Carbon

$4,400.00

Pennsylvania Commission On Sentencing

Sentencing Risk Assessment

Centre

$400,000.00

Centre County Women's Resource Center Inc.

Centre County Child Abuse Prevention Project

Centre

$219,148.00

Pennsylvania Commission On Sentencing

Research and Evaluation Consultant

Centre

$199,369.00

Pennsylvania State University

JRI - Preventable Youth Precursors of Adult Crime

Centre

$179,830.00

Pennsylvania State University

Mapping Effective Planning Board Service Delivery

Centre

$154,924.00

Centre County Youth Service Bureau

CCYSB Strengthening Families Programs

Centre

$85,383.00

Centre County Commissioners

Centre County Crisis Intervention Team Project

Centre

$11,744.00

Chester County Commissioners

The Chester County Re-entry Project

Chester

$124,503.00

The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County Inc

CVC Elder Abuse Project

Chester

$10,000.00

Clarion County Commissioners

Clarion County Courthouse Security

Clarion

$27,549.00

New Bethlehem Borough

Southern Clarion County Regional Police Department

Clarion

$15,382.00

Clinton County Women's Center Inc

Elder Victim Advocates 2012-2013

Clinton

$5,131.00

Columbia County Commissioners

Columbia County JJSES implementation

Columbia

$15,897.00

Women's Services, Inc.

Allegheny Sexual Assault Prevention Program ASAPP

Crawford

$59,221.00

Crawford County Commissioners

Motivational Interviewing in Crawford and Mercer

Crawford

$30,538.00

Shippensburg University

Juvenile Justice System Enhancement/BARJ Training

Cumberland

$195,714.00

Cumberland County Commissioners

Centralized DUI Court

Cumberland

$133,334.00

Pennsylvania Dept of Corrections

Megan's Law Registration Support

Cumberland

$112,500.00

Cumberland County Commissioners

Cumberland County System Improvement Project

Cumberland

$100,000.00

Public Defender Association of PA

Public Defender Association Trial Skills

Cumberland

$47,800.00

Cumberland County Commissioners

Cumberland County Juvenile Justice REAPP Project

Cumberland

$45,000.00

IBM Corp

IBM MQ software support renewal

Cumberland

$2,075.00

Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association

PAVTN online training support

Dauphin

$443,642.00

Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute

Training Initiatives 2013

Dauphin

$390,000.00

Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute

Prosecutor and Law Enforcement Training Project

Dauphin

$296,788.00

Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association

Law Enforcement Accreditation

Dauphin

$291,197.00

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Statewide Lethality Assessment Implementation

Dauphin

$214,290.00

Pennsylvania Board of Probation & Parole

PBPP Livescans for Adam Walsh

Dauphin

$161,735.00

Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association

VCAP Support

Dauphin

$113,439.00

Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association

Megan's Law Support Livescan Purchase

Dauphin

$112,500.00

Dauphin County Commissioners

Law Enforcement Information Sharing Advancements

Dauphin

$107,580.00

Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute

VictimWitness Training Project 2013

Dauphin

$100,000.00

Juvenile Defenders Association of Pennsylvania

Juvenile Defender Statewide Training

Dauphin

$75,000.00

Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg Campus

2013 Crime Trends

Dauphin

$70,000.00

Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association

Law Enforcement Accreditation

Dauphin

$59,912.00

Pennsylvania Board of Probation & Parole

OVA Address Confidentiality Program

Dauphin

$59,532.00

Dauphin County Commissioners

Dauphin Cty Juv. Justice System Enhancement Grant

Dauphin

$48,870.00

Family and Community Service of Delaware County

Strengthening Families Program - Upper Darby

Delaware

$105,641.00

Delaware County Executive Director

JJSES Juv Court/Prob Implementation and Training

Delaware

$28,730.00

Elk County Commissioners

CRAFT Project

Elk

$147,129.00

Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc

Fayette County Mental Health and Justice Housing

Fayette

$168,385.00

Fayette County Commissioners

Booking Center Incipiency

Fayette

$123,140.00

Forest County Commissioners

Forest/Warren/Venago/McKean Counties MI Grant

Forest

$42,845.00

Franklin County Commissioners

Franklin County Security Technology

Franklin

$81,852.00

Franklin County Commissioners

Franklin County CJAB Initiatives Grant

Franklin

$55,000.00

Franklin County Commissioners

Enhancing Juvenile Justice in Franklin County

Franklin

$49,983.00

Franklin County Commissioners

Franklin County CJAB Initiatives Grant

Franklin

$45,000.00

Fulton County Commissioners

Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy

Fulton

$50,000.00

Greene County Commissioners

Greene County MH & Justice Housing Initiative

Greene

$64,073.00

Employment Opportunity & Training Center of Northeastern PA

Women's Transition Initiative

Lackawanna

$224,596.00

Lancaster County Commissioners

Technology Improvements for Sheriff's Office

Lancaster

$196,614.00

Lancaster County Commissioners

Co of Lancaster CJAB Re-entry Project

Lancaster

$98,438.00

Lancaster County Commissioners

JJSES Planning and Implementation

Lancaster

$41,362.00

Lancaster County Commissioners

Elder Victim Advocate Project

Lancaster

$12,496.00

Lawrence County Commissioners

Lawrence County JJSES

Lawrence

$43,425.00

Lebanon County Commissioners

Lebanon County DUI Problem Solving Court Program

Lebanon

$50,000.00

Lebanon County Commissioners

Lebanon County DUI Problem Solving Court Program

Lebanon

$42,155.00

Communities In Schools of The Lehigh Valley Inc

Building LIfe Skills with CIS Support

Lehigh

$49,929.00

Lehigh County Chief Executive Officer

JJSES / Evidence-based Practices

Lehigh

$29,021.00

King's College

Juvenile Justice College Mentoring Program

Luzerne

$144,559.00

Luzerne County Chief Executive Officer

Luzerne County CJAB Initiative

Luzerne

$40,291.00

Luzerne County Chief Executive Officer

Luzerne County Day Reporting Center Director

Luzerne

$32,646.00

Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Department

Regional Police Department Salary Grant

Lycoming

$39,300.00

Lycoming County Commissioners

TREATMENT COURT ENHANCEMENT GRANT

Lycoming

$24,952.00

Lycoming County Commissioners

JJSES Planning and Implementation (MI)

Lycoming

$18,420.00

McKean County Commissioners

Employment or Community Service Incentive Program

McKean

$87,476.00

Mercer County Commissioners

Mercer County CJAB Strategic Planning Initiative

Mercer

$43,900.00

AWARE Inc

Mercer County Elder Victim Advocacy Project

Mercer

$27,030.00

Mifflin County Commissioners

Mifflin County CJAB Prison Reentry Initiative YR 2

Mifflin

$53,231.00

Mifflin County Commissioners

Mifflin and Juniata County CJAB Coordinator

Mifflin

$6,386.00

Monroe County Commissioners

2011 Byrne Justice Asistance Grant (JAG)

Monroe

$199,271.00

Monroe County Commissioners

Monroe Cty Central Booking/DUI Processing Center

Monroe

$33,192.00

Family Service of Montgomery County, PA

Norristown Violence Prevention Initiative

Montgomery

$219,148.00

Montgomery County Commissioners

Mental Health and Justice Housing Initiative

Montgomery

$106,667.00

Montgomery County Commissioners

Mental Health and Justice Housing Initiative

Montgomery

$93,333.00

Womens Center of Montgomery County

Advocacy for Child Victims of Domestic Violence

Montgomery

$81,845.00

Montgomery County Commissioners

CJAB/District Attorney's Risk Based Prosecution

Montgomery

$24,984.00

Northumberland County Commissioners

Northumberland JCS Youthful Diversion Initiative

Northumberland

$212,610.00

Northumberland County Commissioners

Northumberland County JJSES

Northumberland

$11,415.00

Drexel University

Center for Pennsylvania CJ Programs

Philadelphia

$347,684.00

Philadelphia City Treasurer

Philadelphia Treatment Court Expansion

Philadelphia

$221,406.00

Women Against Abuse Inc

Legal representation for domestic violence victims

Philadelphia

$217,649.00

Support Center For Child Advocate

Center for Excellence in Advocacy

Philadelphia

$199,226.00

Temple University

PHILA CEASEFIRE EXPANSION–25TH POLICE DISTRICT

Philadelphia

$182,640.00

Temple University

Central PA Multi-County Elder Theft Collaboration

Philadelphia

$179,302.00

Philadelphia City Treasurer

Philadelphia Forensic Reentry Master Leasing

Philadelphia

$95,296.00

Drexel University

Center for Pennsylvania CJ Programs

Philadelphia

$49,669.00

Philadelphia City Treasurer

Electronic Parole Petitions

Philadelphia

$40,000.00

Philadelphia City Treasurer

JJSES Implementation

Philadelphia

$22,000.00

Philadelphia City Treasurer

Elder Victim/Witness Coordinator - Year 3

Philadelphia

$11,327.00

Pike County Commissioners

Technology Advancing Central Court

Pike

$112,732.00

Pike County Commissioners

Advancing Information Data Systems

Pike

$20,653.00

Union County Commissioners

Creation of Day Reporting Center

Union

$128,410.00

Union County Housing Authority

UNION COUNTY JUSTICE BRIDGE HOUSING PROGRAM

Union

$71,896.00

Buffalo Valley Regional Police Commission

Buffalo Valley Regional Police Admin Assist Grant

Union

$49,000.00

Venango County Commissioners

Expanded Mental Health Forensic Supported Housing

Venango

$156,500.00

Westmoreland County Commissioners

Adult Probation RMS Project

Westmoreland

$60,000.00

Westmoreland County Commissioners

JJSES: Planning and Implementation

Westmoreland

$27,848.00

York County Commissioners

York County DUI Court Expansion

York

$50,000.00

York County Commissioners

2012 JJSES

York

$49,974.00

York County Commissioners

York County DUI Court Expansion

York

$47,403.00

York County Commissioners

York Co 2010 CJAB Priority Projects

York

$29,170.00

 

 

TOTAL

$12,637,660.00

 

 

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