MONTGOMERY– Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded a grant to upgrade essential equipment used by a specialized unit that handles domestic violence cases in Talladega County.
The $2,715 grant to the Talladega County Commission will fund computer and server upgrades for the 29th Judicial Circuit Domestic Violence Crime Unit, providing more efficient means for the unit to collect important data and access case files. Based in the District Attorney’s Office, the unit investigates and prosecutes cases involving domestic violence, spousal abuse, sexual assault and stalking.
County officials say the unit’s current server is more than 10 years old, has limited storage capability and is prone to random shutdowns. The new equipment will alleviate these issues and enable unit members to access case files immediately.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available to the state by the U.S. Department of Justice. ADECA manages a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation.
Bentley notified County Commission Chairman Kelvin Cunningham that the grant had been approved.
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