National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville receives $2 million in DOJ grants

October 17, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, U.S. Attorney Jay Town announced that the Department of Justice has awarded grants totaling $2.1 million to the National Children’s Advocacy Center for the 2017 fiscal year.

Town and NCAC Executive Director Chris Newlin said that the Huntsville Center is receiving the funding through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Victims of Child Abuse grant programs.

“I am so pleased to be able to announce that the Department of Justice has awarded grants totaling more than $2 million to the National Children’s Advocacy Center this year,” Town said. “This center is renowned for the training and support it provides the many professionals who work with child abuse victims and strive to improve the judicial system’s handling of their cases.”

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Senator Dial Calls on Board to Ignore Special Interests in Superintendent Selection

July 8, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY— State Senator Gerald Dial (R-Lineville) sent a letter on Wednesday, cautioning members of the State Board of Education to ignore the corrupting influence of special interest groups and legislators, who are working to influence the appointment of a new Superintendent of Education.

In his letter Dial wrote, “I have read the many comments concerning the process of selecting the next Superintendent of Education. Several stories and articles have surfaced, the fact that Specific individual members of the legislature are trying to discredit one specific candidate by being less than truthful about his qualifications is very troubling to me and others.”
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Byrne and Sewell Reintroduce the Workforce Development Tax Credits Bill

April 17, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, April 15, US Representatives Bradley Byrne (R-Mobile) and Terri Sewell (D-Selma) have reintroduced the bipartisan Workforce Development Tax Credit Act.

Congressman Byrne said in a written statement, “The workforce needs in the United States are rapidly changing, and skills training is becoming more important than ever before. That’s why I am proud to join my friend and colleague Terri Sewell in introducing the Workforce Development Tax Credit Act. By encouraging businesses to partner with community colleges and universities to advance workforce training initiatives, we can help connect Americans with the skills they need to get a job and meet growing industry demands.”
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Tighter Bail Bondsmen Requirements Bill Passes out of House Committee

May 8, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In the House Standing Committee on State Government Chairman Jamie Ison (R) from Mobile
announced that the request for a public hearing for Senate Bill 319 is waived. Senate Bill 319 requires

that professional bondsmen complete an initial instructional course and pass an examination prior to serving as a professional bondsman and it require continuing education to keep a bondsman license. It also provides for the suspension of a professional bondsman upon failure to complete the requirements. It provides for fees and provide for disbursement of the fees.
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