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Louisiana Automated Victim Notification System (LAVNS)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $249,138)

The Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement is enhancing their Louisiana Victim Notification System (LAVNS) - also known as a Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) program. Louisiana's LAVNS system enhancements will allow for the inclusion of 29 previously excluded municipality jails' offender status information. This will ensure that all of the state's victims of crimes will be provided with information on their offender's custody status twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

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.

Enhancements done to Louisiana's LAVNS system will use the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM) and associated implementation guidelines.


Date Created: May 16, 2006