The Upper Cumberland Family Justice Center will have a judicial commissioner working out of its office thanks to a Putnam County Commission vote Tuesday night.
FJC officials said it will make services more efficient and provide better resources for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse.
“A lot of the work we do is helping them with orders of protection and things like that,” Family Justice Center Executive Director Amy Stockwell said. “In the past, they’ve gone to the clerk’s office and then been referred to the Family Justice Center and then we’ve sent them back. This will enable us to save them that step so we can get it handled in one stop.”
Candie Cooper will be serving as the judicial commissioner at the Family Justice Center.