Gov. Ivey awards funds for Talladega County crime unit upgrades

MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded more than $28,000 to focus on arresting and prosecuting those who commit domestic violence and sexual assault offenses in Talladega County.

The funds from two grants will enable the investigative division of the 29th Judicial Circuit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crime Unit to successfully investigate and prosecute offenders of those crimes. The grants will help the unit obtain needed equipment and update its data collection system.

The 29th Judicial Circuit includes only Talladega County.

“Domestic violence and sexual assault are serious crimes with long-term effects on victims and their families,” Gov. Ivey said. “I am pleased to award these funds to enhance the mission of Talladega County’s domestic violence and sexual assault crime unit to hold offenders accountable.”

The upgrade of equipment will enable the unit to gather essential information needed to prosecute offenders. Additionally, the equipment will improve the unit’s ability to collaborate with other law enforcement agencies and capture defendants ensuring they are held accountable for their crimes.

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

“ADECA is pleased to support Gov. Ivey and investigators and prosecutors of the circuit’s domestic violence and sexual assault unit as they work to obtain justice for victims of these unfortunate crimes,” 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.


Media Contacts

Jim Plott or Mike Presley

ADECA Communications and External Affairs

(334) 242-5525

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