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Statewide Victim Information and Notification Program (SAVIN)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $426,467)

The Missouri Department of Public Safety is implementing their statewide Missouri Victim Automated Notification System (MoVANS) - also known as a Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) system. MoVANS will serve more than five million Missouri citizens within all 114 counties and the City of St. Louis. This system will automatically notify victims of crime on any changes to the custody status of their offender and of any upcoming court dates. The system will also incorporate an Order of Protection database that will report the issuance of protection orders. Victim notification will be available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The system will connect all of the various participating agencies, allowing for exchange of vital information to ensure victims are notified 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.

Missouri's MoVANS system will use the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM) and associated implementation guidelines.


Date Created: July 10, 2006