Greene County receives $85,000 in grants to help with surge in protection orders

A Greene County court has received two grants totaling more than $85,000 to help handle a surge in protection orders this year.

Greene County Domestic Relations Court reported a 75% increase in requests for domestic violence civil Protection orders for disputes between families and civil Stalking protection orders for non-related parties, according to a press release.

The court applied for the grants to process the additional caseloads.

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A two-year grant through the Criminal Justice Services and the Ohio Supreme Court and helped fund a new position, domestic violence and clerk liaison, to assist in processing increased filings, the court said.

Additionally, aging and outdated security equipment were replaced via a Technology Fund Grant, which helped purchased a new X-ray scanner and courtroom security.

“The grant funding helps improve the court’s function and security without burdening the taxpayers of Greene County,” the court said.

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