On Friday, Governor Kay Ivey announced that the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will administer a grant of $375,000 to establish a program aimed at helping victims of child abuse through ensuring that they receive adequate healthcare and other forms of assistance.
“ADECA is pleased to join with Gov. Ivey and those dedicated people who are part of the Child Abuse Medical System to support these children at a time they need it most,” said ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell.
The grant will be utilized by the Children’s of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Pediatrics in collaboration with the Alabama Network of Children Advocacy Centers to create the Child Abuse Medical System.
Governor Ivey stated, “Child abuse is a horrendous crime that robs children of their youth and can negatively affect their future if victims do not receive the proper professional assistance,”.
She continued, “I am thankful for this network that will ensure children get the professional attention they need and deserve.”
Dakota Layton graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He is currently enrolled at the University of Mississippi where he is working to earn his Master of Arts in Philosophy.