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ADECA

May 2, 2018
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Gov. Ivey awards grant to assist crime victims in Calhoun and Cleburne counties
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MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $15,645 grant to help crime victims in Calhoun and Cleburne counties.

The award will enable a unit of the District Attorney’s Office to provide legal and counseling support for crime victims in the 7th Judicial Circuit.

“Crime victims should not have to endure additional pain and torment beyond what they have already suffered,” Ivey said. “This program in Calhoun and Cleburne counties will ensure that victims are treated with compassion and provided the needed services immediately and following their ordeals.”

The DA’s advocacy program was established to advise victims of their legal rights and help them understand the process of investigations and legal systems. Victims who suffer physical and emotional wounds or have other needs are guided toward other community agencies with professionals who can meet those needs.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available by the U.S. Justice Department.

“ADECA joins with Gov. Ivey in supporting this program and ensuring victims are given appropriate resources to get their lives back in order,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “This program provides a valuable service for victims in these counties.”

Ivey notified the Calhoun County Commission, which is the local fiscal agent for the grant, that the funds had been approved.

ADECA administers an array of programs supporting law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation development.

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Contact Jim Plott or Mike Presley


For more information, visit:  http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/