The protective order filing process just got easier in Tulsa County


Thursday, July 17th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


It's now easier for victims to file protective orders against their attackers. Earlier this month, the News on 6, reported on the murder of Leslie Lamborn. Tulsa Police say her boyfriend Mark McCorkle stabbed her to death.

Court records show six different women had filed protective orders against Mark McCorkle since 1994. Thursday morning the I-CAN kiosk was launched at the Tulsa County courthouse. It can help more victims file protective orders. Now, Tulsans can process protective orders at the kiosk or on the Internet, which could save not only lives, but time.

Catina Drywater with Legal Aid, "To provide women seeking or men seeking protective orders with a new way to do it on their own they can go to the machine and get all the forms that they need. The other thing that the I-CAN kiosk can do is it provides a video that shows the whole process of getting a protective order from beginning to end."

I-CAN is bilingual, offering assistance in English and Spanish.