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PFAD Updates Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts Conference 2008 PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Out of State Orders • Plaintiff not required to register out of state protection orders in Pennsylvania • All protection orders issued in any U.S. court are enforceable in all States • Out of state orders CANNOT be entered into PFAD • Fax copy of order to PA State Police and local law enforcement if plaintiff requests copies be distributed
Emergency PFAs • Issued by a Magisterial District Judge -- not Common Pleas Court Judge • Valid for 24 hours or until Court is available • Emergency PFAs CANNOT be entered into PFAD -- even if they are used to create a temporary order • PFAD cases begin with petition or temporary order
Electronic Data Transfer • Daily checks to review status of all information transferred electronically • Via email message • Manage datasheets screen • Call Tech Support with questions or problems
Project Passport Update • Allow PA orders to be easily recognizable in PA and in other states • Improve enforcement • New rules were published for comment • Now before the PA Supreme Court for review and approval • Implementation period?
New Features in PFAD • Technical Support Calendar • Link is on homepage • The PFAD Report • Electronic newsletter available on homepage and via email subscription • Check “What’s New” link on your main menu page for updates.
Coming Soon … • Enhancements to PFAD to include Brady Indicator information • Developing modifications to: • Identify Brady Indicator on case history screens • Modifications of data entry to trigger the Brady Indicator on qualifying orders
Training and Tech Support • Online training request form or call • Training and tech support – FREE • Call for help with • certificates, accounts, completing forms • electronic data transfer • CALL, CALL, CALL!!! 1.888.235.3425
Tech Support • Available Monday – Friday • 8:30 am – 5:00 pm • 1.888.235.3425 • Online assistance form for non-emergency questions or when tech support is not available • All services are FREE
Local Trainers • As the result of our TOT project funded by PCCD • 75 community-based PFAD users - including 2 court personnel - are now available to assist you with training needs • Serving 34 counties • Call PFAD Tech Support for information
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