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Protective Order Notification Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $499,964)

The Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) program (authorized by Pub.L. 111-8, and guided in part by the general principles of 42 U.S.C. §10603e) ensures victims of crime receive accurate and timely information regarding the status of offenders and events related to their cases. 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 New York State Sheriffs Association Institute, Inc. (NYSSAII) will use FY 2009 SAVIN Implementation funds to establish a New York Order of Protection Notification Program. This will enable petitioners who have obtained an order of protection from a New York Criminal or Family Court to register for a notification call that will contact and advise them when their protection order has been served on the respondent by a law enforcement officer. Currently, there are no uniform operating procedures or standards for notifying a petitioner once an order of protection has been served. The practice varies from county to county and from one law enforcement agency to another. This implementation grant will allow a selected vendor to establish a toll-free number for petitioners to register for a notification call and/or an inquiry into the status of their protective order. A web portal will also be established to allow basic entry of order information, registration of the victims searching orders, and entry of service information. There will be 24/7 live operator assistance to victims who need assistance in registering or receiving an update on their protective order. Also, a protective order toll-free law enforcement line will allow law enforcement officers to use this system in a variety of ways by checking the status, details, and conditions of an order, as well as triggering a notification call. Training and marketing services will be provided as reporting tools to document the program.


Date Created: July 9, 2009