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Tennessee SAVIN

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $752,503)

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 Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence will utilize fiscal year 2007 SAVIN funding to implement a statewide victim notification system anticipated to provide offender data from 50 county jail facilities across the State of Tennessee. Approximately 90 percent of the state's total population resides within those counties. Once operational, victims will register for notification via a website or telephone. Notifications will then be sent through automated outbound telephone notices, e-mail, or automated written letters on participating agencies letterhead. TDD capability for hearing impaired victims and phone assistance in Spanish will also be available. A SAVIN oversight committee comprised of state agencies, law enforcement associations, and crime victims will be established in order to develop policy and help guide governance issues related to the program.


Date Created: September 9, 2007