Alabama takes domestic violence seriously, with a progessive new infrastructure.
Now, victims of domestic violence can prepare their petitions for an injunction for protection against domestic violence on any internet-connected computer.
From there, the data in the petition is electronically transmitted via the internet to law enforcement.
When domestic violence victims arrive at the courthouse, they can simply print out their waiting petitions for orders of protection and sign them.
Then the information will be electronically transmitted to the domestic violence judge on duty.
One of the communities where the new system will launch typically enters 25 injunctions for protection against domestic violence per week.