Aug 25 2008

Shelby Announces $58,133 for the Seventh Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office

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 $58,133 to Alabama’s Seventh Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office.  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 Seventh Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office will use this funding to continue its efforts to vigorously prosecute marijuana, methamphetamine and other drug crimes in the counties of Calhoun and Cleburne.  We must do all we can to keep these drugs off our streets and away from our children.”