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Lehigh County OCYS

Award Information

Award #
15PJDP-21-GG-04478-FAMI
Location
Awardee County
PA
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2021
Total funding (to date)
$750,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $750,000)

Lehigh County proposes to create a multidisciplinary Family-based Alternative Sentencing Team (FAST) comprised of representatives from the Office of District Attorney, Office of Public Defenders, Department of Corrections, The Office of Children and Youth Services, Juvenile Probation, as well as community based organizations with strong interests in improving the criminal justice and child welfare system, to provide evidence-based social service intervention strategies for participants. The FAST team will utilize an improved systems approach, expand service and treatment options, improve advocacy for parents and their children, and promote community safety.

Date Created: December 22, 2021