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Alabama awards grants to help victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey awards $2.7 million to several organizations in the state to help domestic violence and sexual abuse victims.

Posted: Nov 16, 2017 2:33 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVA) – Alabama has awarded almost $3 million in funding to help domestic violence and sexual abuse victims.

Gov. Kay Ivey awarded the grants totaling $2.7 million. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available to the state by the U.S. Justice Department.

The organizations include:

  • Bessemer Cut-Off Advocacy Center$140,000 to assist child victims in the cities of Bessemer, Brighton, Fairfield, Hoover, Hueytown, Lipscomb, Midfield and Pleasant Grove in Jefferson County.
  • Blount County Children’s Center Inc.$69,000 to assist child victims of sexual assault and abuse and their family members in Blount County.
  • Crisis Center Inc.$248,000 to help victims of sexual violence in Blount, Jefferson, St. Clair and Walker counties.
  • Family Resource Center of Northwest Alabama$232,000 to aid domestic violence victims in Blount, Cullman, Jefferson, Marion, Walker, Tuscaloosa and Fayette counties.
  • Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office $96,566 to provide two victims services officers to assist victims of crime in Jefferson County.
  • Prescott House Child Advocacy Center - $122,000 to assist child abuse victims Jefferson County.
  • Safehouse of Shelby County Inc. $698,747 to aid victims of sexual and domestic violence in Shelby, Coosa, Clay and Chilton counties.
  • Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center Inc. $236,000 to assist child abuse victims in Shelby County.
  • St. Clair Children’s Advocacy Center$72,000 to help child abuse victims and their non-offending family members in St. Clair County.
  • Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama - $353,475 to help Hispanic immigrant victims of domestic violence and other crimes in Blount, Cullman, Dekalb, Marshall, Jefferson and Shelby counties.
  • Victim Services of Cullman Inc. $223,000 to assist domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Cullman and Winston counties.
  • The Child Advocacy Center of Cullman Inc.$241,289 to assist child abuse victims in Cullman County.

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