Tennessee to Add Family Justice Centers

Tennessee officials will announce plans to increase the number of family justice centers across the state during an event tomorrow, the Columbia Daily Herald reports. Family justice centers bring multiple agencies under one roof for a coordinated approach to providing domestic violence victims with a single location to access safety, advocacy, justice and other services. The announcement is timed to coincide with the start of October’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Those expected to attend include Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons, 6th Judicial District Attorney Randy Nichols, 13th Judicial District Attorney Randy York, Bill Scollon, director of the Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs, and representatives from the Knoxville and Memphis centers.