Escambia child advocacy center receives grant to serve victims

Published 10:31 am Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Recognizing that child abuse is a persistent and pervasive issue, Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded seven grants totaling nearly $1 million to agencies that serve victims in 16 south Alabama counties.
“Children deserve to be raised in nurturing and supportive homes. It is, therefore, critically important that we make resources available to those who have experienced abuse,” Gov. Ivey said. “I am grateful to these nonprofit organizations for working to help young victims recover and overcome the trauma of abuse.”
The Escambia County Regional Child Advocacy Center has received a $57,758 grant to serve victims in Conecuh, Escambia and Monroe counties, according to a release from Gov. Ivey’s office this week.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants using funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice.
“Child abuse has a long-term negative impact not only on individuals but also the larger community, affecting quality of life and economic prosperity,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “This is important work to help victims and their families recover and rebuild their lives, and Gov. Ivey and I will continue to support those who do it.”
ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, victim programs, economic development, water resource management, energy conservation and recreation.
The local center is located on Evergreen Avenue in Brewton.