The Latino Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence offered training to domestic violence service providers on June 29th. The ENLACE – Encouraging Non-Violence Through Legal Assistance and Community Education – training was attended by agencies throughout central Indiana. LaJuan Epperson, Project Manager for the Protection Order Registry (POR), provided insight on the technological advancements the Indiana Supreme Court has made through JTAC towards the improvement of the protection order process. Since the inception of the POR, protection order information is automatically updated in IDACS and the federal database, case information is shared real-time with appropriate parties, and duplicate entries are no longer being made as the registry interfaces with Advocates Access (on-line petition) and the Odyssey case management system.
LaJuan highlighted the most recent enhancements to the registry which include immediate victim notification via phone, fax or e-mail regarding the order status; on-line search for the respondent/defendant of orders of protection, and the Spanish translation of the orders of protection. “I think that these are very important services, especially with the on-demand mentality of people and because the situation is so serious. It is important to have this information as quickly as possible.” said Laura Harms, Deputy Director of the Latino Coalition.
In addition, LaJuan talked about two new enhancements that are under development. The first enhancement will provide electronically signed copies of court orders within the registry, and the second enhancement will provide access to the POR case summary screen for advocates that assist victims with completing the petition on-line.
If you would like more information regarding the Protection Order Registry please contact LaJuan Epperson at email@example.com or 317-234-2870.