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Fiscal Year 2008 SAVIN Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $499,360)

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 their 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 County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) will utilize fiscal year 2008 SAVIN Category II Enhancement funds to support the expansion of the state's existing notification system. Currently, only 50-percent of the 64 county Sheriff's Offices, the Department of Youth Corrections and the Department of Corrections are providing automated victim notification services to the public. It is anticipated that through the award, the remaining counties and potentially the Department of Corrections will be able to gain the ability to provide near real-time data distribution, and proactively comply with state mandates requiring access to notification services. Ultimately, complete statewide automation will offer a streamlined approach that will save time and resources. CSOC will continue to work with state and local agencies, the SAVIN governance Committee, comprised of state Department of Corrections, Bureau of Investigations, and Colorado District Attorney's Council, as well as victims of crime, and the Automated Victim Notification System provider to complete project goals, the measurement of program performance, and development of plans of sustainability.


Date Created: August 24, 2008