FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 7, 2017
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
PIERRE, S.D. – As part of the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Attorney General Marty Jackley would like to recognize the progress in the Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification System (SAVIN).
“National Crime Victims’ Rights Week focuses on the advancement of victims’ rights and how victims can be better served. The SAVIN System is doing just that as it continues to make more readily available to victims and the public more information,” said Jackley.
In August 2016, the SAVIN System was launched and tasked at providing a free, automated service that provides crime victims with vital information and notification 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The system service allows victims to obtain offender information and to register for notification of a change in offender status. At the time of inception, SAVIN received information from the South Dakota Unified Judicial System, South Dakota Department of Corrections and 3 county jails. Since then, the information feeds have increased to 10 county jails servicing a total of 31 counties in South Dakota. Those jails include the following: Brookings, Clay, Codington, Davison, Hughes, Lake, Meade, Pennington, Union, and Yankton. Minnehaha County will be live by the end of April.
In addition, the South Dakota Legislature passed SB 26, an Attorney General sponsored bill allowing the SAVIN System to be made more efficient and easier for victims to use by allowing them to register directly with the SAVIN system removing unnecessary government redundancy.
SAVIN can be used by anyone, but specifically is a tool that can give victims real time, up to date information on their offender and information relating to their case and custody status. SAVIN can be accessed online at https://savin.sd.gov/Portal/ or by calling 1-844-299-4608.