Gov. Ivey awards funds to prosecute domestic violence cases in northeast Alabama

MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a total of $132,850 in grants to three northeast Alabama agencies that investigate and prosecute offenders in domestic violence cases in that region.

“Domestic violence and related crimes are atrocious acts that can ruin lives and destroy families,” Gov. Ivey said. “I commend these agencies for the work they do in bringing justice and providing some closure for victims.”

The Talladega County Commission was awarded $52,250 that will enable the 29th Judicial Circuit Domestic Violence Crime Unit to continue prosecuting domestic violence cases in Talladega County.

The Calhoun County Commission received a grant of $45,600 to create the Seventh Judicial Circuit Domestic Violence Court to expedite domestic violence cases in the circuit which includes Calhoun and Cleburne counties.

The Etowah County Commission was awarded $35,000. Funds will be used by the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department Domestic Violence Unit to investigate domestic violence and sexual assault in the county.

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

“ADECA joins Gov. Ivey in supporting these programs and the efforts of these entities to bring violators in domestic violence cases to justice,” 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.


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