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December 13, 2019
Gov. Ivey awards grant to assist professionals providing domestic violence resources to victims
MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $141,284 grant to help ensure that those who work with domestic violence victims, investigate or prosecute cases are trained in the latest techniques.

The Alabama Office of Prosecution Services will use the funds to help law enforcement officers, prosecutors, domestic violence shelter staff and other criminal justice agencies with training statewide. 

“Unfortunately, domestic violence remains to be a problem, and those investigating cases or helping victims should have access to assistance when needed,” Gov. Ivey said. “I am pleased to support this program which will help investigators, prosecutors, shelter staff and, most importantly, victims.” 

In addition to training, the funds will enable the office to make a domestic violence resource prosecutor available to provide technical assistance to law enforcement, prosecutors, domestic violence shelter staff and other agencies. 

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

“ADECA shares Gov. Ivey’s commitment to helping those who are victims of domestic abuse by providing the needed training and resources to the professionals who support them and help them take steps toward recovery,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. 

Gov. Ivey notified Barry Matson, executive director of the Office of Prosecution Services, that the grant 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. 

Contact Russell Sellers, Mike Presley 

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