Grant funding to support programs for sexual assault victims

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Grants from the U.S. Department of Justice will be used to fund programs throughout Alabama to support victims of sexual assault.

Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs officials said in a release Tuesday that the Alabama Coalition Against Sexual Violence is being awarded more than $303,000 in funding.

Officials say the money will be used to support 14 programs throughout the state that offer emergency shelters, rape crisis centers and 24-hour hotlines.

Officials say the programs also offer educational programs on recognizing the warning signs of sexual abuse, preventing assault and referring victims.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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