Statewide Automated Victim Information & Notification (SAVIN)


Offender information collected to deter and prevent crime in the criminal justice system can also be shared with a community to enhance awareness, promote public safety, and assist crime victims in exercising their right to information and notification. A SAVIN program is a network of solutions and activities that embody the planning, governance, administration, technology, implementation, execution, and ongoing management of crime victim information and notification services. A SAVIN program is not a particular service provider system application; state and local law enforcement, courts, state/community/county corrections, and victim service professionals must all effectively share information in order to provide relevant, timely, and accurate offender and case status information to crime victims and their families.

The IJIS Institute has played an important role in the nationwide SAVIN program, helping to develop technology standards to ensure that SAVIN programs conform to national criminal justice information-sharing standards and assisting state, local, and tribal agencies with implementation, planning, managing, and operating a successful SAVIN Program. The IJIS Institute developed the SAVIN Service Specification Package (SSP) and piloted the Information Exchange Package Document (IEPD), developed the Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) Help Desk and continues to support it, and developed the original SAVIN Guidelines & Standards document and continues to be involved in the work of updating the current version. The IJIS Institute is recently worked on the implementation of the Victim Notification Service Specification Package in three states and developed a SAVIN Technology Roadmap.

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