U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, today announced that the Department of Justice will award $715,479 to the Alabama District Attorneys Association. This grant is awarded through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for law enforcement agencies to create and use programs that prevent and control crime based on their own identified needs. Senator Shelby was instrumental in securing this funding.
“During many of my 67 county visits this year, district attorneys and law enforcement officers spoke to me about the importance of the Byrne grant program,” said Shelby. “The District Attorneys Association will use this funding to train law enforcement personnel in computer crime issues and it will also assist them in prosecuting these crimes.”