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August 21, 2019
Gov. Ivey awards grant to assist abuse victims in central Alabama

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $1.4 million grant to continue providing free, professional services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking and elder abuse in seven counties.

The One Place Family Justice Center is using grant funds to continue providing crisis intervention, case management and civil legal services to victims. The center serves as a central location where a multi-disciplinary team of professionals work together to provide coordinated services to victims in Autauga, Elmore, Chilton, Montgomery, Lowndes, Crenshaw and Butler counties.

“Violence committed against the most vulnerable of our residents are deplorable, and victims need and deserve access to professional assistance,” Gov. Ivey said. “I commend the work One Place is doing for victims of these awful crimes, and I am pleased that this grant will enable the center to continue helping more people in these seven counties.”

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. Local matching funds of $288,743 will supplement the grant.

“ADECA joins Gov. Ivey in support of One Place’s mission to ensure those in the central Alabama area who have suffered from these horrendous crimes will receive the assistance they rightly need,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.

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

Gov. Ivey notified Michael Briddell, One Place Family Justice Center board chairman, that the grant had been approved.


Contact: Russell Sellers, Mike Presley

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