Coalition receives grant to help domestic violence victims

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state of alabamaMONTGOMERY— Governor Robert Bentley has awarded a $34,059 grant to help a north Alabama nonprofit agency assist domestic violence victims and educate the public about domestic violence.

The Marshall County Coalition Against Domestic Violence provides a 24-hour shelter and MCCADVcrisis hotline, safety planning, case management and court advocacy for victims in Marshall, Cherokee and DeKalb counties.

The coalition also educates the community about domestic violence by making presentations to civic and church organizations and by providing dating violence prevention curriculum materials to schools.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice. ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, infrastructure upgrades, recreation, energy conservation, water resource management, job training and career development.

Bentley notified Annette Clayton, coalition chairman, the grant had been approved. Matching funds of $8,514 are supplementing the grant.

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