In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Pennsylvania officials are highlighting funding that is going to help local programs provide resources to victims of crime.
Lt. Gov. Austin Davis, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) joined advocate and survivor of domestic violence, Tiffiney Hall, as she shared her empowering story of healing and overcoming
trauma. They also highlighted the $248 million in funding from PCCD since 2021 to help local programs provide resources to victims of crime.
One in three women, one in four men, and nearly half of LGBTQ+ individuals will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Last year alone, 104 victims died from domestic violence in
“When it comes to tackling the complex and sensitive topic of domestic violence, the voices and experiences of survivors are essential, As survivors, we cultivate a deeper understanding of the challenges we faced.”
“No matter what you look like or where you live, every Pennsylvanian deserves to be safe and feel safe in their community. This includes feeling safe and supported in their family and intimate relationships, It’s on all of us to come together to stop domestic violence, to protect victims, and support survivors.”
Victim service providers are organizations whose primary mission is to provide free, direct services to victims of crime including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking. These direct services include but are not limited to advocacy, victims’ rights information, transportation, civil legal services, counseling, sheltering, and relocation.