Marion County Commission awarded grant by Governor Ivey

HAMILTON - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants to boost the efforts of two specialized units that help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in west Alabama.

 A $54,000 grant to the Marion County Commission will help fund the county’s Domestic Violence Recovery Program, providing a full-time investigator and two part-time prosecutors who specialize in domestic violence cases. The unit also serves Winston County.

 “These types of crimes cross all socioeconomic boundaries and tear families apart,” Gov. Ivey said. “I am pleased to award this grant to help provide assistance and justice to victims in need in west Alabama.”

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

Ivey notified Marion County Commission Chairman Bob Burleson that the grant had been approved.