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ND Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $1,410,160)

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 State of North Dakota, through the Information Technology Department, will utilize fiscal year 2007 SAVIN funding to establish a system that provides crime victims real time notification of criminal justice events relating to their cases and the statuses of the accused/offender throughout the criminal justice process. This will be accomplished through the development of: 1) a web-based and interactive voice response (IVR) notification service utilizing the Global Justice Extensible Markup Language (XML) Data Model (GJXDM) as the basis for data exchanges, 2) a low-cost solution for automating records for jails in order to provide real time data to stakeholders and victims, 3) the creation of standard processes for training stakeholders in the system's capabilities, 4) promotional and training materials to ensure system adoption across the state, and 5) victim notification via the Internet, web browser, e-mail, and/or IVR telecommunication as selected by the victim.


Date Created: September 25, 2007