JTAC began a new pilot project with 8 counties on July 1st. Building on the success of the Protection Order Registry (POR), JTAC has developed a new Public Access application for the POR. This will allow domestic violence advocates to work with a victim to complete necessary forms for a protection order online. Of course, all of the electronic forms seamlessly push into the POR and a case is started by the Clerk effortlessly.
31 days after launching, 150 petitions have been filed electronically through the Public Access. This has been a real boon for the courts because they now get legible paperwork and law enforcement because the petitions are automatically attached to the case file in the POR where it can be accessed at a moment’s notice. The pilot is going great and changes have already been made to Public Access based on user feedback. As a result, DV advocates concerns with the application have significantly decreased and POR is saving more time and more lives.
Everyone at JTAC thanks the DV Advocates, the Clerks, and their staff in Allen, Elkhart, Grant, Madison, Marion, St. Joseph, Tippecanoe and Wabash counties for their efforts and feedback on this important new project.