Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

State

Governor awards grant to assist sexual assault victims statewide

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice.

(STOCK)

Governor Kay Ivey has awarded a $423,976 grant to support sexual assault victims across Alabama.

The Alabama Coalition Against Rape, a nonprofit organization that assists victims of sexual violence and conducts outreach and education, is using the funds to continue its efforts to provide services to victims and prevent further assaults.

The coalition has provided legal, medical and counseling services to victims throughout Alabama since 1995. The organization is made up of more than a dozen agencies that provide regional services for victims.

The coalition also provides training for allied professionals and networks and maintains connections with other agencies to assist victims and address sexual violence issues.

“Those who have been victimized by rape and sexual assault need access to professional help,” Ivey said. “I commend the Alabama Coalition Against Rape for continuing to provide services for victims and for its outreach work to help in preventing these horrible crimes.”

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice. ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, victim services, economic development, water resource management, energy conservation and recreational development.

“ADECA joins Gov. Ivey in commending the coalition for its continued work to ensure victims receive the care and support they need as soon as possible,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “This partnership ADECA has with the coalition provides victims with needed access to important services.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Along with grants, the coalition and its member agencies rely on private donations to ensure that these services remain available year-round.

Ivey notified Melissa Sawyer, the coalition’s board president, that the grant had been approved.

Written By

The Alabama Political Reporter is a daily political news site devoted to Alabama politics. We provide accurate, reliable coverage of policy, elections and government.

DIG DEEPER

Public safety

Data shows a dramatic reduction in pardons and paroles, and a racial divide among who is denied.

Health

There have been 12,291 COVID-19 deaths and more than 704,000 cases in Alabama.

State

The new ad campaign highlights Alabama's lost revenue and pushes voters to apply pressure to lawmakers who are standing in the way.

State

The grants will enable 20 community service agencies to provide emergency funding to help low-income families.