If you are a crime victim, the parent or legal guardian of a minor victim, or the next of kin of a deceased victim in a case for which the offender is currently incarcerated in state prison
The Indiana Department of Correction provides manual and automated victim notifications through Indiana SAVIN.
Indiana SAVIN (statewide automated victim information and notification) allows an individual to receive real-time information about the custody status of offenders in all 92 counties. Users can register to be notified about an offender's placement, release, transfer, or other change. There is no cost to use the service and users can access offender information by telephone or the internet. SAVIN is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and operators will be available around the clock to answer questions or assist callers. Crime victims are anonymous while using the system.
You can register online at http://indianasavin.in.gov or contact our call center at 1-866-891-0330.
The Indiana Department of Correction's Victim Services Division is responsible for making notification to victims and witnesses of an offender's pending release. Notification is made forty-five (45) days prior to an offender's release. A staff member is on call 24 hours a day to ensure victims and witnesses are notified promptly in an emergency.
Victims are notified when an offender is eligible to participate in a Community Transition Program (CTP). CTP is the assignment of a court-committed offender from the Department back to the community to provide services that improve the offender's chances of making a successful transition from prison back into the community. Victims have the option of writing to the court of conviction regarding the offender's release to CTP. The judge makes the final decision about CTP participation and if approved, the victim(s) will be notified 5-7 days before the offender is released to the program.
All victim notification information is strictly confidential. Offenders will not be informed of a notification request, nor will any victim information be available to the offender, the offender's attorney, or the public. Victims are encouraged to keep contact information up-to-date and current. If contact information is not updated, notification may be impossible.
If you are a victim or witness and would like to receive more information about the Department's notification efforts, please contact the Department's Victim Services Division directly at (317) 232-5749. More information about Victim's Services can also be found on the IDOC website at https://www.in.gov/idoc/divisions/victims-services/.
If you are not a crime victim
Friends, Family Members and the general public can also use the Indiana SAVIN service. Indiana SAVIN (statewide automated victim information and notification) allows Indiana residents to receive real-time information about the custody status of offenders in all 92 counties. Users ca