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September 15, 2023 - Indiana, PA

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Visits Indiana Area School District, Highlights Programs to Keep Youth Safe and Healthy for Back-To-School Season

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) Executive Director Mike Pennington visited Indiana Area School District (IASD) to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCD's School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS).

"Keeping Pennsylvania youth safe and healthy is a top priority of the Shapiro-Davis Administration," Pennington stated. "Our kids can't learn if they don't feel safe within the walls of their school. It was great to hear first-hand from staff and students at Indiana Area School District about the great work being done to support students and make learning environments safer now and in the future."

Since 2018, PCCD has awarded nearly $500 million through the School Safety and Security Grant Program to over 750 eligible school entities throughout the Commonwealth to support school safety needs. Funds have been used to support a wide variety of physical security enhancements for school buildings, address student behavioral health needs, and support COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Last year, school entities including school districts, area career and technical schools, intermediate units, charter schools, regional charter schools and cyber charter schools were eligible to apply for formula-based funds to focus on both mental health initiatives and physical security upgrades.

Speakers Include:
Rob Heinrich, Indiana Area SD Superintendent of Schools
Mike Pennington, PCCD Executive Director
Walter Schroth, IASD Board President
Justin Schawl, Chief of Police - Indiana Borough Police Department
Emma Massengale, student
Kate Lehman, student



The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here is Mike Pennington, PCCD, Executive Director delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here is a moment from the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here is Rob Heinrich, Superintendent of Indiana Area School District delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here is Rob Heinrich, Superintendent of Indiana Area School District delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here is Rob Heinrich, Superintendent of Indiana Area School District delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here is Rob Heinrich, Superintendent of Indiana Area School District delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here is Rob Heinrich, Superintendent of Indiana Area School District delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here is Mike Pennington, PCCD, Executive Director delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here is Mike Pennington, PCCD, Executive Director delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here is Mike Pennington, PCCD, Executive Director delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here is Mike Pennington, PCCD, Executive Director delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here is Mike Pennington, PCCD, Executive Director delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here is Walter Schroth, IASD Board President, delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here is Walter Schroth, IASD Board President, delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here is Walter Schroth, IASD Board President, delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_15.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here is Justin Schawl, Indiana Borough Chief of Police, delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_17.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here is Justin Schawl, Indiana Borough Chief of Police, delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_18.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here is Justin Schawl, Indiana Borough Chief of Police, delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_19.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here are Indiana Area High School students; Kate Lehman and Emma Massengalie; delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_20.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here are Indiana Area High School students; Kate Lehman and Emma Massengalie; delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. September 15, 2023.<br><a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/23673_pccd_indianaSD_JP_21.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo</a> The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), visited the Indiana Area School District to highlight their work with School Mental Health & Safety and Security funding provided through PCCDs School Safety and Security Committee, and to encourage schools to participate in the 2023-24 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Pictured here are Indiana Area High School students; Kate Lehman and Emma Massengalie; delivering remarks during the event. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 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