Aug 09 2005

Graham Announces $865,000 Grant to National College of District Attorneys

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the National College of District Attorneys (NCDA) in Columbia will receive an $867,861 grant to help stop abuse and sexual assault against older individuals and individuals with disabilities. The NCDA will collaborate with the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life and other organizations to develop two national curricula for training prosecutors and victim advocates. The programs will instruct participants in recognizing, addressing, investigating, and prosecuting cases involving elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and violence against individuals with disabilities. The NCDA is a non-profit educational institution that provides continuing legal education and training for prosecuting attorneys through programs specifically tailored to meet their needs. NCDA was established by the National District Attorneys Association, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and the American Bar Association in 1970 and moved its headquarters to the University of South Carolina Law School in 1999. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice. ####