Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV), a private non-profit organization, is proud to have been the first state domestic violence coalition in the country. The Coalition coordinates a statewide network of community-based programs and administers the contract for domestic violence services in Pennsylvania. In addition to providing life-saving services in every county of the commonwealth, PCADV focuses on public policy development, training and technical assistance, public information and education. PCADV has played a key role in the design and provision of domestic violence training to advocates for battered women and law enforcement during the past two decades, and has emerged as a leading expert on the response to this crime.
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
The mission of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) is to work to eliminate all forms of sexual violence and to advocate for the rights and needs of survivors of sexual assault. PCAR is a statewide non-profit organization widely respected for its leadership and initiative in working to prevent sexual violence at statewide and national levels. Since its inception in 1975, PCAR has been at the forefront of the anti-violence movement, utilizing its voice to advocate for the rights of countless survivors and affect critical change through its active role in public policy, education, training and prevention.
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
The mission of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) is to serve as a catalyst for the prevention and reduction of crime and delinquency and to enhance the quality of justice for all Pennsylvanians. The PCCD strives to effect improvements in the criminal and juvenile justice systems by examining problems, proposing solutions, and monitoring and evaluating the impact of those solutions. The PCCD assists the criminal justice systems to function more productively by fostering interagency coordination and cooperation, by developing and coordinating policy issues, by rendering training and technical assistance, and by granting funds to support system improvements. It provides statewide criminal statistical and analytical services, fosters community-based prevention initiatives and assists survivors of crime through support for direct services and by alleviating the financial burdens resulting from the commission of a crime.