Each California county including Santa Cruz, Monterey and Santa Clara County has been required to develop procedures for electronically transmitting data with regard to the issuance, modification, extension or termination of protective/restraining orders in domestic violence cases to the Department of Justice for input into DVROS, the Domestic Violence Restraining Order System. DVROS is a statewide database of persons who are subject to criminal restraining/protective orders through the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System also known as CLETS. Data is transmitted into CLETS by local law enforcement agencies or Department of Justice court personnel. DVROS makes information pertaining to restraining/protective orders available to court personnel and law enforcement. When a judge issues, modifies, extends or terminates a protective/restraining order the judge must transmit the order to law enforcement for input into DVROS within one business day of issuance, modification, extension or termination. The information includes name of the protected person, name and description of the person restrained, date the order was issued, terms and condition of the order, duration and expiration date of the order, department or division number of the court issuing the order and whether the person has been served. DVROS is notified by the court or law enforcement when service of an order has been made. If you are arrested or charged with a domestic violence crime,
contact Christine McGuire, the Santa Cruz Domestic Violence Defense Attorney.