The fight against domestic violence in Orange County is about to get more help.

Clerk of Court Eddie Fernandez will deputize 25 Harbor House of Central Florida employees over the next two weeks.

That means they'll be able to process domestic violence injunction petitions when the clerk's office isn't open.

The first batch of new deputy clerks will be sworn in Thursday.

Fernandez said the decision was made because domestic violence is not an 8 to 5, Monday through Friday issue.

He said this will help those seeking protection to get it as soon as possible.