Aug 19 2008

Shelby Announces Over $1.6 Million for Alabama District Attorney’s Association

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 $1,609,827 to the Alabama District Attorney’s 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 Alabama District Attorney’s Association has worked hard to vigorously prosecute methamphetamine and other drug crimes in our state.  The Association will use this funding to continue efforts to prevent the spread of methamphetamine usage through its ZEROMETH campaign.”