Griffin to press for family advocacy center

GREENFIELD — 2013 will be the year Hancock County gets its own family advocacy center.

At least, that’s Hancock County Prosecutor Michael Griffin’s goal.

Griffin, a U.S. Army Reservist, is currently deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but as soon as he returns in the spring, the advocacy center will top his priority list, he said this week.

Griffin’s deployment orders are up in April. He hopes to ramp up the planning by June 1 after a readjustment period.

Creating a welcoming environment where law enforcement and other local officials could interview victims – especially children – was one of Griffin’s campaign promises when he ran for prosecutor in 2010.

Now, the prosecutor said he is ready to start taking the steps to make that promise a reality.

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