Governor Ivey awards grant to local agency


Governor Kay Ivey recently awarded a $42,000 grant to Extended Family, which serves families of incarcerated people in Etowah, Calhoun, Cherokee and DeKalb counties. Known as Extended Success for Life, the new program is a personalized, 20-week course for men who are leaving incarceration. The lessons will be focused on helping the men identify and accomplish their goals as they transition back into society.

“This program is aimed at strengthening families and reducing recidivism,” said Ivey. “I commend Extended Family for helping men adjust to life after incarceration and thrive in their communities after they have paid their debt to society.”

Extended Family will also use grant funds to support the Extended Family for Kids program. This program for children with incarcerated loved ones consists of nine interactive lessons to teach them how to make better choices in life.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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