This past fall employees of Fayette County’s CASA/Victim Assistance program received training on the Public Access application for the Protection Order Registry, which allows domestic violence advocates working with victims to complete necessary forms for a petition for a protection order online. Getting the data processing completed quickly is important – but their antiquated computer equipment with its poor screen resolution and processors that were slowing down or coming to a standstill altogether, made accomplishing this work a major challenge.
Help arrived last week when they received a very welcomed shipment of 5 new computers from JTAC to replace their outdated computer hardware. Michelle Monique Richardson, the Deputy Director of the CASA/Victim Assistance Division, said: “It was like receiving our Christmas early. We felt like small children on Christmas morning. We clapped our hands and giggled with excitement. News traveled fast of our delivery of 5 brand new Dell computers and our Circuit Court Judge was in our office curious to see our special delivery. The Judge was grateful for JTAC doing such a wonderful thing for our office. Once again, thank you so much.” The computer hardware purchase was made possible from federal Byrne JAG grant funding generously provided from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.