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Pennsylvania SAVIN for State Offenders Project (SAVIN 2) and PA Courts Notification Project (SAVIN 3)

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $500,000)

The Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) program ensures victims of crime receive accurate and timely information regarding the status of offenders and events related to the case. Through SAVIN, victims are able to participate in the judicial process and make sound decisions to protect themselves from further victimization while maintaining total anonymity. This information-sharing capability is also available to courts, corrections, and law enforcement officials.

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will utilize grant funds to enhance its Pennsylvania Statewide Automated Victim Identification Network to include notification for 45,000 inmates in 26 state correctional facilities and 30,000 parolees managed at the state level. The project will extend equal notification services to victims and communities impacted by offenders under state supervision.

The project's three main objectives include: 1) providing automated victim and community notifications through the Office of the Victim Advocate for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole; 2) utilizing SAVIN as a key part of a fully-functional victim services management system; and 3) broadening and simplifying access to SAVIN services.


Date Created: August 13, 2007