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Gov. Ivey awards $54,596 to assist victims of sex trafficking

Two grants totaling $54,596 went to a nonprofit organization that provides shelter and care to victims.

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Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded two grants totaling $54,596 to a nonprofit organization that provides shelter and care to minor females who are victims of sex trafficking.

Camille Place serves girls under the age of 19 from throughout Alabama who have been victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. The services it provides include therapy, accredited education and recovery from addiction.

“Victims of human trafficking face many challenges in moving forward with their lives and need a place where they can find healing and rehabilitation,” Gov. Ivey said. “I commend Camille Place for offering victims professional and compassionate care in a welcoming environment.”

Camille Place has received a grant of $4,596 to buy needed equipment for their facility including power generators, security lights and exterior security cameras. The organization also has received a $50,000 grant for support staff and housing expenses to assist victims.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants with funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“The purpose of this facility is to offer victims of trafficking a safe haven and a new outlook on life,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA joins Gov. Ivey in support of this organization’s goal of giving victims the opportunity for a bright future.”

ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, victim programs, economic development, water resource management, energy conservation and recreation.

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