Legislation that takes effect Jan. 1, 2009 transferred the responsibility to pay for juvenile placements and services from Indiana counties to state government. The legislation also requires probation officers to send specific information to the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) for caseworkers to review. In partnership with DCS, JTAC developed an INcite (Indiana Court Information Technology Extranet) application that probation officers can use to interface with DCS ’ Indiana Child Welfare Information System. JTAC’s system is available to probation officers free of charge.
Already in use in 68 Indiana counties, use of the Protection Order Registry continues to climb. There are currently 25,127 active orders in the registry and a total of 3,770 orders were issued in October.
The POR team provides continuing support and training and has held recent sessions in Cass, Dearborn, Grant, Hamilton and Steuben counties.
Grant County began using the Protection Order Registry on November 1, 2008, making it the 68th county to install the system. JTAC’s Protection Order Registry is available to counties without charge.
More information is online at http://www.in.gov/judiciary/jtac/programs/poregistry.html
The deadlines for submitting ICOR Probation Forms have been extended:
- Second Quarter, November 14
- Third Quarter, November 26
- Fourth Quarter, January 10, 2009 – regular deadline
The Probation Training Manual is online at:
The Indiana Supreme Court was named a finalist in the 13th Annual Information Integrity Coalition’s international competition. The court was honored for its work on major technology initiatives including the Odyssey statewide case management system; electronic Protection Order Registry; electronic Citation and Warning System for law enforcement and electronic infraction reporting to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.