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Enhancing Indiana SAVIN

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $499,592)

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 Indiana Department of Correction will be using their 2010 SAVIN to enhance Indiana's Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification Service (Indiana SAVIN). Indiana SAVIN allows crime victims and other concerned citizens to call a toll-free number or log onto the web to receive real-time information about offenders currently involved in local court activity or held in local jails or prisons. Users can also register to be notified by phone or e-mail when an offender is released, transferred, or escapes. Live operators are available to assist callers who need help obtaining offender information or registering for notification. The service is FREE to the public. This project, which is entitled Enhancing Indiana SAVIN, will allow Indiana to make essential improvements to its automated notification system including adding the state's final three counties (St. Joseph, LaGrange, and Elkhart Counties) to Indiana SAVIN and the courts; adding offender photos for an additional 25 counties; eliminating the need for local probation to submit paper documentation to the Indiana Department of Correction when victims request notification; and enhancing training and promotional activities.


Date Created: September 16, 2010