Stevens County Attorney Aaron Jordan spent the bulk of his Year-in-Review report to the Stevens County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday lauding the efforts of the Victim Services Unit. The County receives a $70,000 annual grant for staff and resources to help victims of crime.
Jordan noted that for the grant to continue, one of his department’s employees will have to increase their work hours to 35 a week. The program receives no federal tax dollars. It is funded mostly by the collection of fines and some state money from the general fund.
Down the road, Jordan said he would like the County Attorney’s office to have a conference room. The legal staff has sensitive data on their desks “all the time,” which makes it not the best place to interact with clients and other lawyers.