MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $200,000 to provide services for youth in Jefferson County.
The Bessemer Cut Off Advocacy Center Inc. was awarded $143,938 to provide support, advocacy and court accompaniment for victims of child abuse in parts of Jefferson County.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham was awarded $50,000 to provide mentoring and other services to youth who are at-risk of involvement in the juvenile court system in Birmingham. The organization connects youth with potential careers and workforce development.
“Unfortunately, many children face difficult situations at home and need skilled guidance and mentoring to realize brighter futures,” Gov. Ivey said. “I commend these organizations for providing these compassionate and timely services to assist youth in Jefferson 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 to support these programs and services which serve different needs, but are both designed to help youth overcome obstacles,” 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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