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Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Annual Report 2003

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27 pages
This report presents program highlights and accomplishments for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) for 2003.
Report highlights on accomplishments and activities for the PCCD for 2003 include: (1) provisions for over $76 million to a wide range of grantees, such as police departments, district attorneys offices, rape crisis organizations, school districts, Pennsylvania Justice Network (J-NET), and counties, cities, and municipalities; (2) continued support for law enforcement officers in providing D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education ) and G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) lessons in elementary and secondary schools; (3) continued support for projects helping to provide accurate identification of criminals, such as the deployment of 44 KRIMESITE Imagers; (4) funding was awarded to 30 Communities That Care (CTC) sites to continue CTC planning and assessment activities and/or program implementation; (5) the first statewide Functional Family Therapy conference for sites implementing this program was held; (6) PCCD awarded funds to Shippensburg University to continue the Secure Detention Monitoring position at the Center for Juvenile Justice Training and Research; (7) developed and supported the Keystone Crisis Intervention Team (KCIT) to train and coordinate crisis responders and provide teams of responders to communities in crisis as a result of mass violence and trauma; (8) administered $5.5 million in ongoing State grant funding support to 67 counties through the Rights and Services Act (RASA) Program; (9) administered a series of Federal Drug Control Systems Improvements (DCSI) grants to support various projects offered by local victims service agencies across the State; (10) administered approximately 1,000 sub-grant awards totaling over $76.5 million; (11) during 2003, the Deputy Sheriffs' Basic Training Program was expanded from 560 hours to 760 hours; (12) 2,884 constables and deputy constables registered with PCCD; (12) funded or produced over 60 research and evaluation reports; and (13) conducted 7 analyses of legislation and prepared 2 amendments.