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Program Performance Report: Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification Program (SAVIN), January-June 2013

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Summer Brenwald
Date Published
9 pages
This report summarizes performance data for January-June 2013 from State grantees under the Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) grant program.
SAVIN was created to assist States in implementing and improving victim notification about events related to the management of their offenders' cases. Seven key findings are identified from this period's reports. First, SAVIN connects a variety of agencies, facilities and systems. During the reporting period, these included 100 percent of private prisons, 98 percent of State prisons, and 85 percent of jails. Second, the majority (96 percent) of grantees use phone/voicemail; 39 percent use SMS/text messaging; and 46 percent use postal mail as a method of notification. Third, SAVIN systems also provide victims with referrals to other services. The most common referrals are the national toll-free victim assistance referral number and hotlines. Fourth, in-bound calls that required operator assistance were relatively consistent during the reporting period, averaging about 21 percent. Fifth, the number of new subscribers to SAVIN increased between the reporting periods by just over 12,000. Sixth, an average of 92 percent of counties and parishes were connected to SAVIN systems during the reporting period. Seventh, there was a 32-percent increase in unscheduled down-time hours for the SAVIN system between January and March and between April-June 2013. 6 tables and 4 figures

Date Published: January 1, 2014