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Mifflin County's project will reduce violent crime in the rural region of Central Pennsylvania through the deployment of Crisis Intervention training for local and county law enforcement agencies.

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Awardee County
Mifflin County
Congressional District
Past Project Period End Date
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $50,000)

Mifflin County is a rural region located in Central Pennsylvania.  Mifflin County actively seeks to expand its community-based crime prevention program and improve communication and collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve to address the unique criminal justice challenges of the region along with receiving technical assistance from a CJAB provider.  Mifflin County proposes to accomplish this through service delivery to individuals with mental illness, substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders who become involved in the criminal justice system (target population) through emergency, crisis calls along with providing first responder mental health education in the form of Crisis Intervention Training.  The Mental Health Co-Responder program is designed to increase early identification and intervention for individuals living with a serious mental illness, intellectual disability, Autism and/or co-occurring disorder who come in contact with local, law enforcement.  Through this project, law enforcement officers will be given support and improved, specialized training to better equip them in preventing crime while providing solutions for justice-involved individuals meeting the criteria of the target population.

Date Created: December 2, 2021