The pilot phase for the Protection Order Registry Electronic Signature Enhancement began on July 25th in Grant and Wabash counties. As of August 3rd, there have been 21 Orders created where the judicial officer’s digital signature was attached. As a result, whenever these Orders are printed from the Registry there will be a judicial officer signature on the Order and those Orders will no longer read “Original Signature on File with Court of Record.”
Indiana Clerks received an update about the successful OMLA pilot on June 8th at their Annual Conference in Michigan City. On Friday, June 10th, JTAC began receiving calls from Clerks interested in using this new time-saving program.
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.
Prior to the development of the INcite Risk Assessment Application, many probation departments and community corrections agencies throughout the state were using a variety of validated risk assessment instruments. With this approach, each agency individually incurred the cost of those assessments, either in a bulk contracted amount or on an assessment-by-assessment basis. Even with the bulk agreements, agencies often exceeded the original allotment and had to allocate additional funds in order to continue using that particular risk assessment instrument. When doing a cost-benefit analysis of the INcite Risk Assessment Application, it is evident that counties and correction agencies throughout the State of Indiana are benefitting fiscally from the electronic risk tools.
On Wednesday, May 4th, the Allen County Clerk’s Office submitted the first marriage license using the new Online Marriage License Application! Allen County is one of four pilot counties for the new project, which went live last week. The other pilot counties are Hancock, Tippecanoe and Vanderburgh. Couples residing in any of the pilot counties can begin a marriage license online at http://courts.in.gov/marriage.