- Report Published -
|Entry of Protective Orders into the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN)|
|Department of State Police; Supreme Court of Virginia|
|Appropriation Act - Item 21. G. (Regular Session, 1997)|
|Chapter 924 of the 1997 Virginia Acts of Assembly in Item 21(g) requested the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court and the Superintendent of the State Police to "...consider the steps necessary to facilitate the entry of protective orders into the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN), to ensure that the information so provided is available to law enforcement agencies on a timely basis. The Executive Secretary and Superintendent shall jointly report on their findings to the Commission on Family Violence Prevention and to the 1998 session of the General Assembly." This report is a compilation of the efforts put forth by members of both agencies and with the assistance of the Commission on Family Violence Prevention.|
The aforementioned agencies met several times in 1997 and developed strategies to ensure the timely transmittal of protective order information from the Supreme Court Case Management System (CMS) of the Courts Automated Information System (CAIS) into VCIN. This interface will have on-line, real-time capability to allow reporting and tracking of court ordered Preliminary Protective Orders and Protective Orders. This interface will ensure that there is a timely and accurate establishment of these orders in VCIN after they are filed with and issued by the court. All Juvenile and Domestic Relations courts are currently using the Case Management System of the Courts Automated Information System and the CAIS/VCIN interface will benefit from this statewide system.