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SAVIN Enhancement - Secure Web portal restitution project and automated victim enrollment pilot

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $400,520)

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 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 Wisconsin Department of Corrections will use their 2010 SAVIN Enhancement grant for the Victim Automated Restitution Information System, which will provide victims with near real-time information about restitution owed to them by the offender(s). This information will be updated daily, 365 days a year and will include the following: payee name and address, county and case number, court ordered amount of restitution, amount paid to date, amount owing, check number, mailing date and amount of last five checks, and other concurrent cases also requiring restitution. This information will also be available to authorized criminal justice users (i.e., judges, prosecutors, victim witness advocates, clerks of court) in order to hold offenders accountable and improve restitution collection. They will also use the award to pilot a paperless, automated victim enrollment feature by creating an interface with the statewide district attorney data base, PROTECT. This feature will first be piloted in Dane County with plans to make this available to crime victims statewide.


Date Created: August 26, 2010