Grant, bills set to benefit victims

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded two grants totaling $287,291 to help non-profit organizations in south Alabama that will fund a variety of services to assist victims in Escambia, Conecuh, Monroe, Choctaw, Clarke and Washington counties.

The Escambia County Regional Child Advocacy Center will use a $128,891 grant to continue serving victims and their families in Escambia, Conecuh and Monroe counties.

The center provides counseling, assistance navigating the criminal justice system and other services. Matching funds of $32,222 will supplement the grant.

“The grant money is from victim assistance money...