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ADECA

March 23, 2020
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Governor awards grants to assist young victims in Jackson County
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MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $100,130 grant to assist a nonprofit organization that helps child abuse victims in Jackson County.

The Jackson County Children’s Advocacy Center will use the grant funds to provide forensic interviews, therapy sessions, follow-up and referral services and victim advocacy. These services are provided in a non-threatening and child-friendly environment in order to aid in the therapeutic and healing process.

“Young victims in Jackson County deserve assistance and advocacy specifically tailored to their needs,” Gov. Ivey said. “I commend the work the Child Advocacy Center is doing to help the victims and their families begin to heal from such events.”

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice. ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, infrastructure upgrades, recreation, energy conservation and water resource management.

“Gov. Ivey and ADECA share a desire to help the youth of our state escape and heal from abuse,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA’s partnership with organizations like the Jackson County Child Advocacy Center helps to ensure assistance is available to survivors and their families.”

Gov. Ivey notified Kerri Wynn, Jackson County CAC board president, that the grant had been approved. Local matching funds of $25,032 will supplement the grant.

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Contact: Russell Sellers; Mike Presley

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