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$400K secured for new Family Justice Center

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - A $400,000 grant has been awarded to Guam for the implementation of a one-stop family justice center. The Governor's Community Outreach Federal Program Office and the Family Justice Planning Committee announced the award today that is under a competitive grant program called the Community Defined Solutions to Violence Against Women.

Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio says he will be working with the state clearing house to obtain more funds for the project. "I will make sure that we not just go aggressively after the family justice center in getting additional resources but also work with all the stakeholders," he said. "And I'm putting appeal to all the stakeholders here today, we must not just in word but in deed commit the individuals, commit the resources."

Current services for victims of domestic violence are being provided out of the GPD headquarters in Tiyan. Although there is no official site selected for the new facility, officials anticipate to have the project completed this December.

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