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December 18, 2020
Gov. Ivey awards grants to assist victims in north Alabama
MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $1.06 million to six organizations in north Alabama that help victims of domestic violence and child abuse.

“The physical wounds of domestic violence and child abuse crimes may heal, but the mental scars can remain with victims the remainder of their lives,” Gov. Ivey said.  “These agencies in north Alabama have the staff, resources and capabilities to help adult and child victims overcome terrible ordeals and restore normalcy in their lives.”

Agencies awarded grants are:

Family Services of North Alabama of Albertville - $157,000 to provide free services for victims in DeKalb and Marshall counties including a 24-hour crisis telephone line, intervention, forensic exams and interviews, and legal and medical advocacy.

Child Advocacy Center of Marshall County in Guntersville - $150,000 to provide counseling and advocacy services for child victims and family members in Marshall County who are not involved in the offenses. The agency also works with law enforcement personnel to arrest and convict offenders.

DeKalb County Children’s Advocacy Center Inc. in Ft. Payne - $288,000 to provide wellness services for child abuse victims and family members. The center also works to ensure offenders are arrested and conducts community awareness programs.

Domestic Violence Crisis Services of Albertville - $208,000 to provide comprehensive rescue and recovery services and court advocacy to domestic violence victims in Cherokee, DeKalb and Marshall counties.

The Jackson County Children’s Advocacy Center of Scottsboro- $120,000 to help child abuse victims in Jackson County and work with law enforcement officers to prosecute offenders.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Cherokee County in Centre - $146,000 to serve child-abuse victims in Cherokee County with counseling and other services to help them overcome their trauma. The agency also works to convict offenders.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available to the state from the U.S. Department of Justice.

“Gov. Ivey and ADECA are dedicated to helping victims receive the services and guidance they need in order to recover from abuse and other types of crime,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.

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

Contact: Jim Plott, Mike Presley

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