Two Chester County organizations and five municipalities in Pennsylvania will receive more than $1.25 million in funding for criminal justice and crime prevention, according to a news report

“These funds will support important efforts to prevent crime, keep our communities safe, get dangerous criminals off the streets and provide vital recovery services to victims,” said state Sen. Andy Dinniman.

The federal grant funds, which were approved by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, fall into two categories the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) and the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which provides federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement and technology improvement. 

Under VOCA, the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County will receive $624,328 and the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County will receive $531,835.

The JAG grants are:

  • $14,320 for East Pikeland Township.
  • $46,069 for Easttown Township.
  • $7,685 for Phoenixville Borough.
  • $24,304 for Valley Township.
  • $2,870 for West Pikeland Township.