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Jenni Jordan, retired deputy DA, speaks at Ruthann Center anniversary event

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: MARK MILLER - Jenni Jordan (left) speaks as Naaman Cordova-Muenzberg (background), executive director of the domestic abuse support group SAFE of Columbia County, looks on at a breakfast celebrating the third anniversary of the Ruthann Harris-Inman Family Justice Center in St. Helens on Tuesday, April 14.Jenni Jordan, who retired last year as a deputy district attorney for Columbia County, gave the featured address at the annual celebration breakfast for the Ruthann Harris-Inman Family Justice Center on Tuesday, April 14.

In the district attorney's office, Jordan frequently focused on prosecuting domestic violence cases, and she spoke Tuesday about her friendship and work with Ruthann Harris-Inman, a counselor and prominent local advocate for victims of domestic and sexual abuse.

The breakfast, which was attended by Columbia County circuit judges, local elected officials and representatives of the nonprofit community, celebrated the start of the Ruthann Center's fourth year of providing services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking.

The center is open at the office of Community Action Team, Inc., at 125 N. 17th Street, St. Helens, from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays.