In a recent announcement, Governor Kay Ivey revealed the allocation of grants worth over $473,000 to 11 agencies aiding victims of domestic violence and sexual assault across various counties in Alabama.

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This initiative aims to provide timely and professional assistance to individuals in crisis, ensuring they receive the support needed to heal and navigate the legal system.

(Office of the Governor | Hal Yeager)
(Office of the Governor | Hal Yeager)

Expressing her commitment to supporting victims of these heinous crimes, Governor Ivey emphasized the importance of accessible assistance for those in distress. She commended the efforts of the organizations receiving grants for their dedication to aiding victims in their journey toward recovery.

The grant recipients include:

  • Tuscaloosa SAFE Center Inc. - $54,500 to assist sexual assault victims in Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa counties.
  • SAN Inc., better known as Turning Point- $29,000 to provide a variety of services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Bibb, Fayette, Hale, Lamar, Pickens and Tuscaloosa counties.
  • Legal Services Alabama Inc. -  $54,133 for Project Leviticus, which will provide an attorney for 38 hours a week and a project manager for 11 hours a week to cover domestic violence cases in Autauga, Bullock, Butler, Chilton, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes and Pike counties.

The grants, administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), stem from funds provided by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Kenneth Boswell, Director of ADECA, echoed Governor Ivey's sentiments, emphasizing the crucial role of local agencies in providing essential aid to victims throughout the state.

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ADECA, responsible for administering various programs ranging from law enforcement support to economic development initiatives, recognizes the significance of addressing the multifaceted needs of communities. Through these grants, organizations will continue to extend their services to individuals in need, bolstering efforts to combat domestic violence and sexual assault across Alabama.


This allocation of funds not only underscores the state's commitment to supporting victims but also highlights the collaborative efforts between federal and local agencies in addressing critical social issues. As these grants are set into motion, they signify a significant step towards fostering safer and more supportive communities statewide.

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