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Grants to bring improvements to Protective Order Registry

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Federal grants from the Department of Justice will allow for enhancements to Indiana’s Protective Order Registry, including alerting victims by e-mail or text when an order is about to expire.

Indiana Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard and Congressman Andre Carson made the announcement this morning at the Julian Center, an Indianapolis shelter for domestic violence victims. The $264,000 in grants from the DOJ will also allow for a text or e-mail alert to be sent to victims when a protective order is served; allow the courts to print protective and no-contact orders in English and Spanish; and create a public access website that will allow anyone to look up protective orders over the Internet.

The goal is to have these enhancements ready for use at the beginning of 2011.

Just last year, victim advocates were able to file a petition for a protective order over the Internet thanks to federal funds. It began as a pilot project in eight counties and now 295 advocates have the ability to file a petition for a protective order online.

There are more than 27,600 active protective orders and 41,200 active no-contact orders in the registry.

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  1. I just wanted to point out that Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, Senator Feinstein, former Senate majority leader Bill Frist, and former attorney general John Ashcroft are responsible for this rubbish. We need to keep a eye on these corrupt, arrogant, and incompetent fools.

  2. Well I guess our politicians have decided to give these idiot federal prosecutors unlimited power. Now if I guy bounces a fifty-dollar check, the U.S. attorney can intentionally wait for twenty-five years or so and have the check swabbed for DNA and file charges. These power hungry federal prosecutors now have unlimited power to mess with people. we can thank Wisconsin's Jim Sensenbrenner and Diane Feinstein, John Achcroft and Bill Frist for this one. Way to go, idiots.

  3. I wonder if the USSR had electronic voting machines that changed the ballot after it was cast? Oh well, at least we have a free media serving as vicious watchdog and exposing all of the rot in the system! (Insert rimshot)

  4. Jose, you are assuming those in power do not wish to be totalitarian. My experience has convinced me otherwise. Constitutionalists are nearly as rare as hens teeth among the powerbrokers "managing" us for The Glorious State. Oh, and your point is dead on, el correcta mundo. Keep the Founders’ (1791 & 1851) vision alive, my friend, even if most all others, and especially the ruling junta, chase only power and money (i.e. mammon)

  5. Hypocrisy in high places, absolute immunity handed out like Halloween treats (it is the stuff of which tyranny is made) and the belief that government agents are above the constitutions and cannot be held responsible for mere citizen is killing, perhaps has killed, The Republic. And yet those same power drunk statists just reel on down the hallway toward bureaucratic fascism.

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