Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform (PfCJR) CORE ISSUE:  Decriminalization of mental health and addictive disorders.

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) Chairman Josh Shapiro’s announced that PCCD approved $149,995 for the Allegheny County Mental Health and Justice Housing Program. This award is a joint funding effort between PCCD and the Department of Human Services Office of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services.

“This project, and projects like it, is an important part of our mission to reduce recidivism rates by identifying those individuals with mental health and addiction issues and get them the help they need so we can prevent their return to the criminal justice system,” said Chairman Shapiro.

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