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 $1,101,246 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 create four Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers throughout the United States and will allow the Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center to increase the number of its facilities in the region. Additionally, this funding will support technical assistance and training for child abuse professionals so that they can provide the proper care to children in need.”