Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification Rollout

jackley-logo Marty JackleyStatewide Automated Victim Information and Notification Rollout 

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the rollout of the Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) System.

The goal of SAVIN is to create a notification system that will benefit crime victims and those that serve them. The South Dakota SAVIN System is a free, automated service that provides crime victims with vital information and notification 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This service will allow victims to obtain offender information and to register for notification of a change in offender status. Such information may include important hearing, trial or sentencing dates, as well as changes in bond conditions or release from custody.

“Serving victims of crime should remain a top priority in our State. The SAVIN System will help inform and protect victims by making offender information readily available,” said Jackley. “SAVIN will also foster greater transparency within the criminal proceedings by making public information more accessible,” said Jackley.

The following were members of the advisory commission that oversaw the implementation of the SAVIN System:

  • Chief Matt Benson, Vermillion Police Department Kathy Christenson, Unified Judicial System
  • Sheila Pirring, Defendant Representative
  • Krista Heeren Graber, South Dakota Network Against Domestic Violence
  • Sheriff Kevin Thom, Pennington County Sheriff
  • John Hult, Argus Leader
  • Judge Dawn Elshire, former Codington County States Attorney
  • Laurie Feiler, Department of Corrections
  • Lisa Thompson-Heth, SD Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Ben Dunsmoor, formerly of KELO
  • Tatewin Means, Oglala Sioux Tribe Attorney General
  • Paul Bousa, Bureau of Information and Telecommunications
  • Lori Martinic, formerly of Department of Social Services
  • Ross Uhrig, Bureau of Information and Telecommunications
  • Jeanie Hutmacher, Victim Representative
  • Attorney General Marty Jackley
  • Director Bryan Gortmaker, Division of Criminal Investigation
  • Deputy Attorney General Charlie McGuigan
  • Asst. Director Brian Zeeb, Division of Criminal Investigation
  • Jamie Freestone, Division of Criminal Investigation
  • Sara Rabern Attorney General’s Office Public Information Officer


7 Replies to “Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification Rollout”

      1. Anonymous

        I also agree with Porter and am concerned that Jackley is choosing to be silent on Marsy’s law while all of the States attorneys are coming out against it. It reminds me of his support on the criminal justice reform that all of the states attorneys hate. Now he’s opposed to it.

        He needs to show that he can be tough and have an opinion that might ruffle some of his supporters feathers.

        1. Anonymous

          The BAR association opposes Marsy’s law.

          I like the new program that Jackley is rolling out here. It will be very interesting to see.

    1. Pondering

      Porter is right.

      And, Lo! The Third Seal was broken, and the sky was sunny with the promise of a warm day with mild humidity. Earthquakes improbable.