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Photo Identification Option for Victim Notification

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $306,580)

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

The Alaska Department of Corrections (ADOC) will use its Fiscal Year 2008 SAVIN award to enhance Alaska's statewide automated victim information and notification system (SAVIN). Currently, ADOC works with Appriss, Inc. as a SAVIN vendor and provider of an automated victim notification platform. The relationship was established in 1999 when Appriss, Inc. was selected as the vendor for the Alaska statewide victim notification service. The Alaska Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system requires extensive data and network management and monitoring to ensure that all required data will be received accurately and in a timely manner.

ADOC will add photos to their current system that will enhance or replace their existing offender photo collection and management system and to expand the Alaska VINE to include offender photo identification. The addition of photos to the VINE system will allow victims the ability to make positive identification of an offender. Victims will have the option to display and/or hide the offender photo for purposes of verifying the identity of the selected offender. Alaska citizens will be able to access the VINE system in English, Spanish, Russian, and Yupik.


Date Created: August 25, 2008