The period of time immediately following service of an Order of Protection is recognized as a particularly crucial period for a victim. Abusers are often more violent during a period of separation.
If a victim chooses to register for this service, they will be notified that the Order of Protection has been served. However, The decision to take advantage of this service is the victim’s choice.
If the victim chooses to register for this service, the notification may provide an opportunity for the victim to be proactive and take appropriate precautions during this precarious time allowing the victim to implement a personal safety plan for themselves and any impacted children or other family members.
• Family Court issues the Order of Protection (OP) and provides a copy to the petitioner/victim.
• Advises victim of the availability of the OP Notification System.
• Court personnel enter OP into the court’s information system.
• Court personnel enter the Order of Protection into the Court System.
• The court system updates the NYS Order of Protection Registry at the New York State Police (NYSP) eJustice/Integrated Justice Portal.
• NYS then updates the federal NCIC Protective Order File.
• The court forwards a copy of the OP is forwarded to law enforcement for service.
• Has the choice to register through www.nyalert.gov/op to be notified when the OP is served by law enforcement.
• Serves the Order of Protection.
• Completes the Order of Protection Service Screen on the eJusticeNY/Integrated Justice Portal as soon as possible after service.
Depending on agency, practice, and technology this may be accomplished by:
• MDT (Mobile Data Terminal)
• NY-Alert polls the Integrated Justice Portal for updated OP Service data matching on:
• Court ORI
• Protection Order Number
• Docket Number
• When it matches, an OP Notification is triggered notifying the registrant by
• Automated phone call
• iAlertz app
• Web query through www.nyalert.gov.
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