Collaboration begins for Family Justice Center
By Kim Morava - The Shawnee News-Star
About 75 people gathered Thursday morning in Shawnee to share in a vision for the creation of a Family Justice Center, a place where all services to victims of family violence could be accessible under one roof. When the forum ended, many signed up to become part of a steering committee to begin shaping that dream.
District Attorney Richard Smothermon said Pottawatomie County commissioners were first to “jump into this dream” by authorizing $36,000 to fund the Family Justice Center Alliance study, which is three months into what will be an 18-month-long process.