For Immediate Release: October 10, 2014
Scofield Receives Honor
Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence Presents Award of Distinction:
Guntersville - Senator Clay Scofield received the Award of Distinction from the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ACADV) at a fundraising luncheon for the organization in Montgomery on Thursday.
ACADV presented Scofield with the recognition citing “deep appreciation for your visionary guidance and leadership to help end domestic violence in Alabama.”
“I am honored and humbled to receive the award,” Scofield said. “There’s a lot more work to be done in strengthening our domestic violence laws and providing better funding for our shelters. This is something I plan to work on in the upcoming session and in the future.”
Scofield said he appreciated the attention that First Lady Dianne Bentley has brought to the issue. “Mrs. Bentley has a passion for these victims and has taken an active role in speaking out to promote awareness and prevention of domestic violence,” he said
Scofield was the sponsor of Kelly’s Law which he passed earlier this year. The law makes it a capital offense to kill someone with a protection from abuse order in place.
According to the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, more than 20,000 cases of domestic violence were reported in 2013, and nationwide one in three women are victims of domestic violence
The Domestic Violence Hotline number is 1-800-650-6522.
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