Aug 17 2004

SHELBY ANNOUNCES $301,585 FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL) today announced that the University of Alabama will receive $301,585 for programs to reduce violent crimes against women on campus. These funds were authorized by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 and reauthorized by the Violence Against Women Act of 2000.

This grant will aid the University of Alabama in developing ways to enhance victim services, implement prevention and education programs, and strengthen security and investigation strategies in order to prevent and respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking crimes on campus. The University of Alabama will coordinate this program through a multi-disciplinary task force comprised of key partners, including the Dean of Students Office, the University and local police departments, Academic Affairs, Judicial Affairs, and the local domestic violence/sexual assault program.

Sen. Shelby said “I am pleased to make this announcement for The University of Alabama. It is important that we educate our college campuses in order to prevent violent crimes against women. The funds will help equip the University and local law enforcement with the knowledge and tools needed to improve the safety of the University community.”