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SAVIN Automation Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,336,922)

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 Administrative Office of the District Attorney (AODA) will utilize the Fiscal Year 2009 SAVIN award to establish a centralized location of victim notification. Since the AODA is centrally located, it was agreed that the AODA will be the responsible agency to implement this statewide effort while working in cooperation with the governor's office, department of corrections, parole board, district attorney's association, sheriff's and police association, and statewide detention centers.

The AODA will establish a statewide SAVIN oversight committee to create policy and help guide governance issues related to the program. The following agencies will participate in this statewide effort: 32 county sheriff's offices, five detention centers, and 17 district courts. The AODA will work with the selected (contracted) vendor to implement the proposed services. This will include the deployment of GJXML adapters to each of the participating jails/prisons and setup of the required data network to transmit offender transactions to the vendor's notification center.

The SAVIN vendor will be responsible for inbound and outbound communication services with victims. Specifically, the vendor will deploy a data collection network that will collect booking and release data from the electronic offender management system in local and state facilities and transmit the data to the vendor's central location where [the] data is then processed and made available to victims. Communication means will include TTY capability, telephone and internet, and 24-hour live operator. Services will be made available in English and Spanish. Grant funds will cover: personnel hiring (program coordinator); in- and out-of state travel; and contracted vendor services (interface fees and yearly roll-out costs).


Date Created: August 24, 2009