Cullman County District Attorney

The office of Helping Families Initiative (HFI) is one mechanism by which the District Attorney enforces Alabama Statute 16-28-12.   HFI was put into place to address dangerous student behavior and school attendance through the use of interventions that are facilitated by HFI and its inter-agency team.  By following a three-step process of recognizing warning signs, identifying root causes, and empowering families, HFI works to strengthen families, improve educational outcomes and reduce crime.



Hank Little was born and raised in Morgan County, Alabama.  He graduated from Decatur High School in 1985 and went on to receive a BS Ed degree from Athens State University in 1990 with Honors.  He received a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Alabama in 1999.

Hank enjoyed a 27-year career in secondary education with the Morgan County School System before retiring and joining the Cullman County District Attorney's Office in 2017 as the Director of the office of Helping Families Initiative.

 In addition to being a huge University of Alabama sports fan, Hank enjoys a variety of interests which include reading, traveling, cooking and spending time with his family; especially his grandchildren.  He and his wife, Holly, have 3 children and 2 grandchildren.

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