By Nathan Prewett

$9.5 million in grants have been awarded to 25 organizations in Alabama that serve victims of crime, including one that serves sexual assault victims in Dallas County and other areas.

One Place Family Justice Center located in Montgomery was awarded $424,170 from the Alabama Department of Economic and Development Affairs or ADECA.

In addition to Dallas County, the center serves Autauga, Butler, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery, Perry and Wilcox counties.

“I am very thankful for these organizations across our state that provide help to residents of their communities in times of need,” Said Gov. Kay Ivey in an online press release. “These organizations work to ensure that assistance is available for victims of crime 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

The grants were administered from the U.S. Department of Justice. These organizations provide services such as counseling, safe shelter, court advocacy, and legal services.

“ADECA stands with Gov. Ivey in support of these organizations and the important work they do across Alabama,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “These funds will help each organization continue their services to the people of Alabama.”

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