Gov. Ivey awards grant to aid crime victims

Source: MGN

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTOK) - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $308,904 grant to the Victims of Crime and Leniency Angel House in Montgomery to assist victims of violent crimes in sixty counties including Sumter and Choctaw.

The nonprofit organization will use the funds to assist victims by offering counseling, advocacy, court accompaniment, education and a 24-hour crisis line.

The organization also assists victims of robbery and family members who have lost a loved one to homicide.

All services are provided at no cost to victims in the following counties: Autauga, Baldwin, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Colbert, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dallas, DeKalb, Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hale, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Perry, Pickens, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Washington, Wilcox and Winston.

Those seeking assistance should contact the agency directly at 800- 239-3219 or by clicking the attached link.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice.