Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Lilia G. Judson, Esq.
Interim Chief Administrative Officer
The Indiana Supreme Court partnered with the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and State Police to receive two federal grants to create and implement the statewide Protection Order Registry (POR) which makes judicial orders available to local, state and national law enforcement agencies within minutes, all at no cost to counties.
Annually, far too many Hoosiers die as a result of domestic violence and tens of thousands of adults and children are forced to seek help from emergency shelter because it is not safe for them to stay at home. Protection Orders are a significant tool to help protect victims of domestic violence and their families, but court orders are ineffective unless the information reaches local and state law enforcement officers who need to enforce them.
The Indiana Protection Order Registry links Indiana courts issuing Protection and No-Contact Orders to the State Police’s Indiana Data and Communication System (IDACS) and the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Because orders are entered and available immediately, it:
Addressing domestic violence is a complex issue, and the Protection Order Registry will significantly assist those at risk. Furthermore, the partnership between the Executive and Judicial branches of Indiana government demonstrates that state leaders are committed to protecting victims.
When orders are issued, two things happen:
This ensures that all appropriate law enforcement agencies are immediately notified when a Protection or No-Contact Order is issued, modified or revoked.
The Indiana Protection Order Registry significantly enhances the effectiveness of law enforcement officers as well as courts and clerks. The Registry:
For more information on the project contact LaJuan Epperson at 317-234-2870 (Fax: 317-234-2605) or firstname.lastname@example.org.