On Friday, March 19th, POR Advocate Access training was held at the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. Representatives from St. Jude House, Porter County Stepping Stone Women’s Shelter and the Lake County Sheriff’s Department Victim Assistance Division were in attendance. Fifty-five agencies throughout the State of Indiana now have the capability to assist their clients in completing the Petition for an Order for Protection and the Confidential Form electronically. Once a petition is completed and submitted through the Advocate Access, it becomes available to the designated Clerk’s Office. And as a result, Clerks in 79 counties can import information obtained through the Advocate Access to initiate cases within the Protection Order Registry once the petitioner makes an official filing. Additional trainings are scheduled.