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Programs that help individuals and the general public protect themselves against crime or prevent its occurrence.

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Abington Police Department Police Athletic League (PAL)The Abington Police Athletic League (PAL), a non-profit community organization formed in 2001, seeks to prevent juvenile crime and violence while encouraging personal growth among our young people. PAL centers, staffed by APD and community volunteers, offer structured, personal guidance in a safe, friendly environment. PAL offers a wide range of physical and intellectual activities that address the needs of Abington's youth. Providing positive adult role models is a critical component of our PAL efforts. In Abington, law enforcement officers and community volunteers work with young people to encourage positive development as members of the local community. While Abington PAL is sponsored through the Abington Township Police Department, PAL receives no direct funding. As such, PAL is dependent on volunteer support from community-minded individuals, business leaders, corporations and foundations.MontgomeryAbington Police Community ProgrammingAbington Township Police Department
Abington Township Police Department - Theft From Vehicles Prevention ProgramAbington Police have launched a unique Crime Prevention Campaign to help stop an increasing problem of thefts of items left in vehicles. Index cards were designed to alert the community of a problem that is plaguing Abington Township and to inform citizens about what they can do to help stop this type of crime. Officers on patrol are being issued the cards so that during their patrols they can place them on windshields of cars which they find unlocked or that have valuables in plain view. The officers will also attempt to secure the vehicles. Abington Police have seen a large increase in this type of crime. There have been over 100 of these incidents which were reported to police so far this year and many more incidents that occurred but which were not reported. Abington is not alone in this problem and communities throughout the Delaware Valley and beyond are reporting similar increases in these types of crimes. Some of the items reported stolen were valuables such as pocketbooks, wallets, laptop computers, iPods, GPS Devices, cell phones and other such items that should NEVER be left visible in a vehicle whether locked or unlocked.MontgomeryAbington Police Community ProgrammingAbington Township Police Department
Allentown Police DepartmentPreserve the public peace and order, to protect life and property and to enforce the laws of the United States, Pennsylvania and the City of Allentown.LehighAllentown Police DepartmentCity of Allentown
Bethlehem Police DepartmentPolice DepartmentNorthamptonBethlehem Police DepartmentCity of Bethlehem
CADEkids - Helping Children Make Smart Decisions - Classroom ProgramsProviding life-skills instruction and guidance to children who live with harsh realities including drug abuse and violence in their communities. Our classroom-based specialists help children develop and maintain skills for problem solving, decision-making, communication, refusing substance abuse, and resolving conflict without violence. During the current school year, CADEkids' Specialists are working at approximately 30 Philadelphia public schools (K-8). CADEkids' evidence-based services are delivered in whole classroom with the teacher present, and occasionally in small group settings (as requested by school personnel).PhiladelphiaCADEkids - Philadelphia; CitywideCADEkids
Citizens Crime Commission of the Delaware Valley - TipLineFor several years the Commission has striven to implement its CAMPUS CRIMEBUSTERS program in schools throughout the Delaware Valley. We recognized the grave potential for devastating disruption to the education of our young people that might result from school related crime. Unfortunately, it took the disasters at Columbine High and Jonesboro, Arkansas to focus the world’s attention on this problem. However, those tragedies created an atmosphere of interest for information about the CAMPUS CRIMEBUSTERS program. We first installed the program in a Bucks County school. A $1,000 reward was offered for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for repeated bomb threats against the District. Within 24 hours of broadcast of the reward on TV, the perpetrator was in police custody. A juvenile, he was sentenced to Boot Camp and his parents were invoiced for the emergency response costs. We now have over 200 schools involved in the program, and receive inquiries on a daily basis. Bringing safety and reassurance to Delaware Valley school children and school staff helps to foster an improved educational environment which benefits everyone for years to come. HOW IT WORKS We are in partnership with WPVI-TV6 in the Delaware Valley. WPVI reports crimes on the CRIMEFIGHTERS report on Tuesdays at 11 PM and repeats it on Wednesdays at 5 PM. Calls are taken by trained operators, and always with the callers safety at the top of the list. We take pride in our anonymity guarantee. We at the Commission want to make a difference by helping law enforcement, but NOT at our callers expense. When a caller calls the TIPLINE at 215-546-TIPS (8477) operators will ask questions pertaining to the crime. If it was reported on WPVI-TV6, the operator will probably be familiar with the case. If the information was not previously given, or can add to the case, the caller will receive a seven digit code number and may qualify for a reward if one is posted on that particular crime. At no time will the operator ask for the callers name, phone number or address. Remember, YOU MUST CALL THE COMMISSION’S TIPLINE TO QUALIFY FOR REWARDS!! PhiladelphiaThe Citizens Crime Commission of the Delaware Valley - Philadelphia; Center CityCitizens Crime Commission of the Delaware Valley
City of Lancaster - Bureau of PoliceCity police that is responsible for enforcing all laws and ordinances. Community Policing and Crime Prevention: Occurs within 12 districts of the City of Lancaster. Community police officers will act as a liaison between community leaders and police and work to solve problems specific to their neighborhoods. Services beyond those of normal enforcement procedures include: - Participation in school workshops - Community resource programs - Safety programs for students - Counseling, upon request, for students considered at risk for legal involvement Animal Law Enforcement: City Dog Law Enforcement Officer picks up stray dogs and other animals, enforces city animal control regulations and investigates incidents involving animal bites. Issues temporary no parking signs. Issuing business licenses: For pawnbrokers, antique or second-hand dealers, junk dealers or recycling centers, vendors or peddlers and transient merchants LancasterCity of Lancaster - Bureau of PoliceCity of Lancaster - Department of Public Safety
Crime Victim Center of Erie County - Prevention EducationPrevention Education provides small and large group training and education on a variety of topics, including identity theft, sexual harassment, sexting, sexual assault, consent, boundaries, cyberbullying, child abuse recognition and reporting.ErieCrime Victim Center of Erie CountyCrime Victim Center of Erie County
Crime Victims Center of Chester County - Crime Prevention/Education ProgramCVC increases awareness of violence and its impact on all levels of the community, as well as teaches strategies to individuals of all ages on how to reduce the risk of victimization, through our Prevention/Education Program. Educational programs are available for all age groups and may be presented in school or community settings.ChesterCrime Victims Center of Chester County - Chester; West ChesterCrime Victims' Center of Chester County
Crisis Counseling - Victims' Intervention Program Wayne & Pike Counties24 hour hotline and crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and other serious crimes. Services are for all men, women and children who are fleeing domestic violence or human trafficking. Services include: -24 hour Hotline. -Offers in person contact at a secure, safe location. -Individual counseling provided to victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, human trafficking and other serious crimes. -Support groups for victim survivors and their families. -Risk reduction, prevention education. -Healthy relationship project. -Rural outreach. -Prison outreach and counseling service. -Professional training to emergency responders, schools and local agencies.WayneVictims' Intervention Program Wayne & Pike CountiesVictims' Intervention Program Wayne & Pike Counties
Easton Police DepartmentServes and protect the City of Easton by providing the highest quality police services that are responsive to the needs of the communityNorthamptonEaston Police DepartmentCity of Easton
Network of Victim Assistance - Crime Prevention EducationCrime Prevention Education is dedicated to reducing the incidence of crime throughout Bucks County schools, community groups and professional groups. Our classes and training seminars are tailored to the audience, whether they are elementary school students or college students, teachers or parents, professionals working in the healthcare or law enforcement industries, or groups of seniors in the local community center. NOVA has Preventive Education programs for all ages, groups and professions (children's programs, college age, parents, teens, teachers, at-risk groups, professional and community).BucksNetwork of Victim Assistance - Bucks; JamisonNetwork of Victim Assistance
Pennsylvania State Police - Troop J LancasterResponsibilities include: - Investigation of criminal activities - Investigation of vehicle accidents - Promote traffic safety, enforce statutes, eliminate traffic hazards and encourage motorists to practice safe driving techniques. - Assistance in locating missing persons - Community presentations on traffic safety and crime-related subjects - Liquor Control Enforcement Hotline is used to report underage drinking on licensed or unlicensed premises. All reports, anonymous or otherwise, will be investigated. - Sponsors Camp Cadet for Lancaster County youth ages 11 - 13 years. A week long residential summer camp program which gives youth an opportunity to know and learn about law enforcement activities. Additional Telephone Numbers: 877.726.6378: Hotline to report suspected drug trafficking 888.UNDER.21 (863.3721): To anonymously report underage drinking parties or businesses distributing alcohol to minors (Legal drinking age in PA is 21 yrs.) 866.426.9164: 24-hour hotline to complain about or compliment troopers or other state police employees 888.292.1919: To report homeland security or terrorism tips LancasterPennsylvania State Police - Troop J LancasterPennsylvania State Police
Sheriff's Office, York CountyCrime Prevnetion Unit: Help reduce crime in York County through professional education programs aimed at promoting community involvement in crime prevention. Special needs programs are available upon request. All presentations are available for most any size group or organization and are offered free of charge. For a complete list of programs or to schedule a presentation, call the Crime Prevention Unit at 717-771-4761. Civil Division: Serves legal documents on any person, company, or corporation designated by the courts in civil actions. Sheriff's Sales: Preparation and processing of legal documents for Sheriff's Sale are in compliance with Rules of Civil Procedure. Sheriff Sales are conducted periodically in accordance with a calendar provided by the Sheriff's Office. Other services include: Concealed Weapons permits, child abduction unit, central booking and the criminal response unit. YorkYork County Row OfficersCounty Administration, York County Government
Women Against Abuse - Domestic Violence ProgramsProvides a variety of programs and services to victims of domestic violence and their children at each of its three sites. Services include: - 24-Hour emergency shelter; - Transitional housing facility; - Free bilingual Spanish-English education and training servicesPhiladelphiaWomen Against Abuse, Inc. - Philadelphia; Center CityWomen Against Abuse
Youth Advocate Program - YorkServe at-risk youth and families to develop community linkages, positive role models, strength-based agency, individualized service planning. - Individual, group and family intervention to promote social/emotional development; Advocates provide supportive relationship to youth who live at home, work 7-15 hours/week with assigned youth. - Development of life skills/social skills - Recreational activities - Health and hygiene development - Goal development and planning - Advocate/positive involvement of youth with school, community and family - Transportation can be provided - In-home services are available - Behavioral Health/wrap-around program with behavioral specialist/consultants, mobile therapy, therapeutic staff support - MR waiver program - Adult Autism Program YorkYouth Advocate Program - YorkYouth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP)

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