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National SAVIN Training and Technical Assistance Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $699,999)

The Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program supports the SAVIN Program in protecting crime victims from further victimization and helps ensure their legal rights are upheld by providing registered victims with timely and accurate information about any changes to the status of their offender (e.g., trial dates, times, or changes; probation hearings; inmate relocation; and offender release).

The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) will deliver training and technical assistance to state agencies to assist them with developing effective strategies for planning, implementing, and enhancing statewide automated victim notification systems. The project will create four program components to include: 1) a Virtual Library to allow online access to all written resources collected nationally and all products and resources developed by the project; 2) a SAVIN Technical Assistance Request Response System (STARRS) to provide ast, easy assistance regardless of the nature or scope of the request; 3) a Training and Education Program that both educates state grantees and gives them tools to educate themselves, their criminal justice colleagues, allied professionals, and the general public; and 4) a Program Support and Development component to help SAVIN grantees enhance service delivery, to support the efforts of SAVIN national and federal partners, and to develop a strategy and implementation plan for a universally integrated, single point accessible system capable of notifying all victims nationwide regardless of location.


Date Created: July 9, 2009