Governor awards $ 1.4 million to support nonprofits that help abused children

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(WTVY) – The information below was provided to WTVY in a press release from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

(Press release) – Governor Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $ 1.4 million to help child victims of abuse, neglect and sexual assault.

The grants will help nine nonprofits provide services, including counseling, advocacy, emotional support, security services, and referrals to other community organizations that offer additional help.

“Navigating the criminal justice system can be stressful and complex, especially for children who have sadly been the victims of abuse,” Governor Ivey said. “These non-profit groups are working diligently to provide the help and support that young victims and their families need during a very difficult time. I am happy to award these grants.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs administers grants from funds made available by the US Department of Justice. ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, infrastructure upgrades, recreation, energy conservation, and water resource management.

“ADECA shares Governor Ivey’s dedication to helping the most vulnerable among us by ensuring they receive the help they need to begin to recover from these horrific and traumatic events,” said the ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell.

The following grants have been made to several local state agencies that provide direct services to victims:

Athens-Limestone Children’s Advocacy Center Inc. (Limestone County): $ 225,600.

Tuscaloosa Children’s Center (Greene, Hale, Sumter, Tuscaloosa counties): $ 147,840.

Blount County Children’s Center Inc. (Blount County): $ 52,407.

Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services Inc. (Lee, Macon Counties): $ 329,640.

Butler County Children’s Advocacy Center (Butler, Crenshaw, Lowndes Counties): $ 24,000.

Regional Child Advocacy Center Inc. (Choctaw, Clarke, Washington Counties): $ 91,200.

Jackson County Children’s Advocacy Center Inc. (Jackson County): $ 115,200.

Child Abuse Prevention Clearinghouse (Barbour, Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Pike counties): $ 176,640.

Southeast Alabama Children’s Advocacy Center (Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston Counties): $ 255,360.

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