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Dr. John Petrila, a national expert on mental health law and policy and data sharing, is sharing some of his expansive knowledge on cross-systems data sharing with participants of the PA Stepping Up Technical Assistance Center via webinar on May 24. The PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) is pleased to pass along the opportunity to register for the presentation on this relevant and timely subject. The webinar will discuss how counties can work within their federal and state privacy laws to share data across criminal justice and behavioral health systems along the Stepping Up 4 key measures in order to understand the prevalence of mental illness in their jails.

PA TA Center Data Sharing Webinar

  • Date: May 24, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Registration Link
    • There is a text box to provide questions when you register – please type any questions you have on this subject! The presenter has specifically asked for questions so that he can tailor the presentation to be most helpful.

If you have further questions, please contact RCPA Policy Director Jim Sharp.

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s (PCCD) Office of Justice Programs has announced the following funding opportunities.

  1. Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction (SAEDR) Category 1 funds are now available for the implementation of new projects focused on the adult community. Funding is available to nonprofit organizations to provide evidence-based or research-based approaches to prevention, intervention, training, treatment, and education services to reduce substance use or to provide resources to assist families in accessing these services. The funding guidelines for this category provide the necessary information to complete this application.
  2. Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction (SAEDR) Category 2 and 3 funds are now available to support the implementation of strategies aimed at combating opioid/heroin overdoses in Pennsylvania communities. Under this solicitation, funds are being made available for new projects designed to educate the public about the dangers of substance use and/or reduce demand for these substances under the following two categories. The funding guidelines for these categories provide the necessary information to complete this application.
    • Category Two funds are intended to educate youth, caregivers of youth, and employers about the dangers of substance abuse and increase the awareness of the benefits of a drug-free Pennsylvania through media-related efforts that may include public service announcements, public awareness campaigns, and media literacy. Special consideration will be given to projects that focus on the use of opiates within the Commonwealth.
    • Category Three funds are intended to educate employers, unions, and employees about the dangers of substance use in the workplace and provide comprehensive drug-free workplace programs and technical resources for businesses, including, but not limited to, training for working parents to keep their children drug-free.

For questions, email PCCD with the specific funding opportunity in the subject line.

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency is now accepting applications to participate in in a pilot program, the Opioid Misuse Prevention Project (OMPP).  The program is a new initiative targeting early, upstream prevention to reduce the risk factors that lead to substance misuse in general and opioids, in particular.

Ten sites will receive five years of funding to implement a public health campaign and two evidence-based programs – Lifeskills Training (LST) and Strengthening Families 10-14 (SFP) – to middle school/junior high school youth and their families. Applications are due in PCCD’s eGrants system November 15, 2018. To learn more, watch a 20-minute video about the rationale, core components, and how to apply for OMPDD funding, and visit the Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Support Center (EPISCenter) website for additional application support materials.

About the Program
This evidence-based prevention response to Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic relies on a combination of LifeSkills Training (LST) and Strengthening Families 10-14 (SFP). LST is a middle-school drug education and prevention program offered universally in the classroom; SFP is a family management and parenting skill development program offered to families with youth ages 10 to 14.  When offered in conjunction with each other, these programs have been shown to reduce the abuse of prescription pills by youth into their mid-twenties.

Pilot Program Implementation

  • The pilot version of the project will be implemented in 10 school districts in the Commonwealth.
  • Participating sites will be selected through a competitive process and will require a partnership between the school district, a local non-profit agency, and the Single County Authority.

The EPISCenter at Penn State University will coordinate technical assistance to ensure successful implementation.

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The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Physician General, today announced the availability of up to $5 million, in state FY 2017/2018 funds, to support the provision of Naloxone to first responders for a two-year period. The Intranasal Naloxone kits will be provided directly to each approved applicant in accordance with a state procured contract and through a state procured vendor. This solicitation is in response to the opioid epidemic gripping the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

PCCD will provide one Centralized Coordinating Entity (CCE) per county or region with Intranasal Naloxone kits to be utilized by a broad category of first responders within that county or region. It will be up to the county or region to determine the appropriate entity to serve as their CCE. PCCD is aware that many counties already have a process in place to ensure that Naloxone is provided to first responders and we encourage you to work within your current framework to utilize this additional supply of Naloxone.

Please note that all applications must be submitted electronically to RA-PCCD_ExecutiveOfc@pa.gov no later than November 6, 2017.  Questions should also be directed to the RA-PCCD_ExecutiveOfc@pa.gov email account.

Please follow this link to view the guidelines and application form.

(Provided by Jennifer Smith, Acting Secretary of DDAP)