Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $580,131)
Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs is implementing the Washington Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification program - also known as a SAVIN program. Through this program, Washington's crime victims and criminal justice system users will have access to their offender's custody status twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The SAVIN system will connect all of the participating agencies, allowing for exchange of vital information to ensure that victims and criminal justice system users are informed of their offender's status.
SAVIN programs benefit the public by providing victims of crime with accurate and timely information about the status of their offender and court events related to their case. In this way, victims are able to fully participate in the judicial process, make sound decisions to protect themselves from further victimization, and make sure their rights are being upheld. This information-sharing capability is also available to courts, corrections, and law enforcement officials.
Washington's SAVIN system will use the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM) and associated implementation guidelines.