Chairman Walter M. Phillips Jr. announced the appointment today of Michael J. Kane as executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency. [link to http://www.pccd.state.pa.us/pccd/site/default.asp ] “PCCD is very fortunate to have a man of Michael Kane’s caliber and experience,” said Phillips. “Throughout his 20 years as a state and federal prosecutor, he has received numerous awards for his achievements.”As a prosecutor in the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Kane received an Outstanding Performance award in 1991 from the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor Racketeering, for his work in the Philadelphia Roofer’s Union investigation and prosecution.Kane joins PCCD after more than six years at the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue where he served as director of the bureau of corporation taxes and deputy secretary for enforcement. Prior to that he served four years as assistant U.S. attorney for the middle district of Pennsylvania as well as seven years as chief deputy district attorney in Denver, Colorado. He also served as special prosecutor in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case investigation in Boulder, Colorado. Kane is a 1975 graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and a 1979 graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder.As Pennsylvania’s lead agency for criminal justice policy issues, PCCD distributes about $120 million in state and federal funding to programs to prevent crime and strengthen communities. PCCD provides essential support, services and training to law enforcement agencies and offers financial assistance to victims of crime. Kane will join PCCD on June 20.