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January 2, 2019
Gov. Ivey awards grant to better serve domestic violence victims
MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $59,403 grant to help educate court officials in ways to better serve victims of domestic violence.

The grant to the Alabama Administrative Office of Courts will help continue a program that trains judicial system employees and stakeholders on the causes and consequences of domestic violence and how victims can benefit from protection from abuse laws, including the Elder Abuse Protection Order and Enforcement Act.

“The judicial system can seem daunting and complex, especially when it relates to domestic violence cases," Ivey said. "I commend the Administrative Office of Courts for ensuring that judicial employees are given the tools to continue serving the needs of domestic violence victims effectively.”

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.

“Gov. Ivey understands that domestic violence cases require special knowledge, and ADECA is pleased to stand with her and the Administrative Office of Courts in ensuring that these victims are served in the utmost professional way,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.

Ivey notified Randy Helms, AOC’s administrative director, that the grant had been approved.

ADECA manages a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, water resource management, energy conservation and recreation development.


Contact: Josh Carples; Mike Presley

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