Aug 10 2004

SHELBY ANNOUNCES $993,500 FOR NATIONAL CHILDRENS ADVOCACY CENTER IN HUNTSVILLE

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala) announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice will soon be releasing $993,500 for the National Children Advocacy Center (NCAC).

These funds will be used to provide training and technical assistance to child abuse professionals. This will be accomplished on three levels.

 

  • Professional Development: Training will be available via the internet at no charge to individuals working to prevent or intervene in child abuse. Additionally, over three hundred scholarships will be available for on-site training at the NCAC facility.

     

  • Community Leadership: Involvement and education of the community is vital to preventing child abuse. This project will enhance community collaborative projects that were originated through the Safe Kids/Safe Streets Initiative.

     

  • Prevention Conference: These funds will help provide conferences for child abuse prevention specialists.

Sen. Shelby said “I am pleased to make this announcement to assist the important work being done by the National Children Advocacy Center. By improving training for professionals who specialize in the prevention of child abuse, we are helping combat this crime in our community.”