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Texas SAVNS Program Application

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $996,000)

The Texas Office of the Attorney General is implementing the Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVNS) system -also known as SAVIN. Through the SAVNS system, all of Texas' victims, including those currently unserved and underserved in rural and inaccessible areas, will be provided with information on their offender's custody status twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Due to Texas' size, only urban and highly populated areas had received SAVNS-type services in the past. This project will allow the entire state and its citizens to benefit from SAVNS.

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.

Texas' SAVNS system will use the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM) and associated implementation guidelines.


Date Created: May 16, 2006