Council to approve funding for new domestic violence center
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MIDTOWN JACKSON — The city council is set to approve funding Tuesday for a new resource for domestic violence victims. The Safe Hope Family Justice Center is the result of a yearlong plan by the city to aid local agencies who work with domestic violence victims, according to a release from the mayor’s office. The center, which will be located in the former Women’s Clinic building on Roland Avenue in midtown Jackson, will serve as a place for a team of professionals and volunteers to work with domestic violence victims. The team was brought together by Capt. Mike Holt of the Jackson Police Department under the directive of Mayor Jerry Gist, according to the release. “We can‘t prevent every domestic attack, but we are making the resources available to those who are desperately looking for a way out,” Gist states in the release.