By Molly Harbarger
Last year, Clackamas County commissioners committed $100,000 to a Family Justice Center in Oregon City to serve victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
The project was meant to be fast-tracked, and public safety and social services agencies began preparing for all the remodeling, relocating and redistributing staff involved. However, all the actions were potential until last week, when the four commissioners authorized county staff to proceed with getting the center up and running by Oct. 1 in the Sheriff's Office's Shaver Building at 256 Warner Milne Road in Oregon City.
"If we don't at least give this thing a nudge, we'll continue to be stalled," said Commissioner Paul Savas.