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Gov. Kay Ivey awards grant to help prosecute domestic violence offenders, assist victims

Gabby Dance

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Gov. Kay Ivey awarded a $144,000 grant to the Office of Prosecutions Services’ Domestic Violence Resource Prosecutor program to help train police in handling domestic violence and sexual assault cases.

The funds will assist law enforcement agencies and non-profit organizations to investigate domestic violence and sexual assault cases and help victims recover.

“Domestic violence and assaults are incomprehensible crimes that must be curtailed,” Ivey said. “This training will hold officers accountable for their crimes and help victims take steps to overcome their horrific ordeals.”

The Office of Prosecutions Services’ Domestic Violence Resource Prosecutor program works with domestic violence agencies in how to meet the needs of victims and also teaches law enforcement officials how to respond, investigate and prosecute domestic violence offenders.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will be providing the funds, which were made available to the state from the U.S. Department of Justice.

“ADECA is proud to join Gov. Ivey, our law enforcement agencies and domestic violence centers in this effort,” said Kenneth Boswell, ADECA director.

 

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