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Implementation of a Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $1,370,204)

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 Mississippi Department of Corrections (MS DOC) will utilize fiscal year 2007 SAVIN funding to establish a statewide victim notification system encompassing 82-separate county Sheriff offices. The newly created database will provide registered victims with near real time notification regarding the transfer, release, change of security classification, discharge, or escape of a specified offender through an automated telephone service, the Internet, or live operator access. Initial planning and policy development will be established through a SAVIN Governance Committee comprised of state agencies, law enforcement associations, and crime victims.


Date Created: September 25, 2007