Sep 16 2008

Shelby Announces $402,457 for National Children’s Advocacy Center

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 $402,457 to the National Children’s Advocacy Center, located in Huntsville. This grant is awarded through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for local 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.

“The importance of children’s advocacy centers can never be overstated,” said Senator Shelby.  “This grant funding will be used to support the North Alabama Child Maltreatment Collaborative Project, which strives to improve the quality of services for abused children through collaboration among the children’s advocacy centers in north Alabama.  This project will ensure that our most sensitive victims –children - receive quality care and treatment.”