The History of EBIs in Pennsylvania

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The History of Evidence Based Interventions in Pennsylvania

HistoryNearly two decades ago, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) began a deliberate effort to bring effective violence prevention programs to communities across the Commonwealth.  Through a variety of efforts – PCCD grants, transition to Medical Assistance funding, Special Grants from the Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF), and the establishment of the Resource Center for Evidence-Based Programs and Practices – Pennsylvania has created an infrastructure intended to support the adoption, implementation, and success of select evidence-based programs where they are needed.

Goals of the Initiative

  • Preventing dependency, delinquency, youth violence, and substance abuse to the greatest degree possible (thus reducing the number of individuals who come in contact with the juvenile justice and adult criminal systems).
  • Intervening effectively with youth for whom primary prevention is not sufficient (thus reducing further penetration into the criminal justice system).
  • Allowing communities flexibility to select the strategies that will best meet local needs.
  • Providing accountability and ensuring that scarce resources are used efficiently.

Download the full History of Evidence Based Interventions in Pennsylvania (Written in December 2012)

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