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Justice Center Stays Open

The Fulton County Family Justice Center in Wauseon will stay open beyond January, Cheryl Robbins, executive director of the Center of Child and Family Advocacy, said last week.

The Family Justice Center is operated by the Center for Child and Family Advocacy in Napoleon.

The Family Justice Center, which provides a wide range of services to victims of violent crimes, was in danger of closing after it lost a grant that paid part of its costs.

Keith Torbet, Wauseon police chief, said in an article in the Dec. 29 issue of this newspaper that after the grant was lost, the center only had enough funds on hand to remain open through the end of January.

Torbet said private citizens and civic organizations have come together and provided funding that he hopes will last six months.

He said he could not release the names of the donors.

Much of the support has come from western Fulton County, he said.

“We want the people of Fulton County to know how grateful we are for their support,” Robbins said.

“We will do everything in our power to keep the Family Justice Center operating.”

“I’m not going to say ‘no’ to any other donations,” said Torbet.

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