According to the Virginia Department of State Police, there has been a legislative effort in 2008 and 2009 over the past two years to ensure that essential data from protective orders1 is entered into the Virginia Criminal Information Network ("VCIN") immediately upon the order's issuance. While data entry may seem like a dull topic, the following story highlights the dire significance of this seemingly mundane task.
Entry and Service of Protective Orders in Virginia: Are You Really Protected,
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