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Secured Internet or Interactive Voice Response (IVR) for critical offender information for the State of Alabma

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $986,251)

The Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center is implementing a Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) system. Through this system, Alabama's victims of crime will receive timely notification of a change in the status of their offender within Alabama's criminal justice system. This information will be available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. There will also be provisions for non-profit organizations to access that part of the system, which is either public information, or authorized to be released to the individual victims that they have been requested to represent. The SAVIN system will connect all of the various participating agencies, allowing for exchange of vital information to ensure victims 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.

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


Date Created: July 9, 2006