From the officer of Governor Robert Bentley:
MONTGOMERY—Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded two grants totaling $310,000 to ensure that domestic violence and rape victims receive appropriate and adequate assistance when they seek help from local agencies and organizations.
The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence will use a $160,000 grant to support its Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence program. A $150,000 grant will help the Alabama Coalition Against Rape continue its Outreach and Services to Victims of Sexual Assault program. Both programs train the staff of local law enforcement agencies, health care organizations, courts and domestic violence shelters to recognize the signs of abuse and respond more effectively to domestic and dating violence as well as stalking.