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VINE Program Enhancement - Court Notification

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $231,500)

The Kentucky Department of Corrections is enhancing their Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system - also known as a Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) system. The enhancement to the VINE system will provide a new court notification option to the system, thereby ensuring that Kentucky's victims of felony crimes are also notified of upcoming court hearings related to their offender. They will also receive notification of any changes to court dates, times, or locations. The enhancement will be implemented in 17 pilot project counties within Kentucky. The Kentucky Department of Corrections will review the use of the enhanced system to determine when a statewide implementation of the enhancement will occur.

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.

VINE will use the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM) and associated implementation guidelines.


Date Created: June 5, 2006