Seri Irazola, ICF International
NIJ Conference 2012
Seri Irazola: Hi, my name is Seri Irazola, and I work at ICF International. I'm the principal investigator on the National Evaluation of SAVIN, which is here and where we presented today.
It is an evaluation, a program evaluation. So BJA operates different SAVIN programs which provide victims information and notification on their offenders' whereabouts in the criminal justice system. And we are doing a program evaluation to understand the implementation effects and the outcome, the effectiveness of these kinds of programs.
We have a very victim-centric approach. We wanted to understand how the system is working for victims, and so, we did a survey of crime victims, and for the most part, more than 80 percent of them said that they were satisfied or extremely satisfied with these types of programs for those that are registered and self-defined crime victims.
I think that for crimes, it's necessary for them to have access to notification. They need to know where their offenders are in the system, and if an offender has a transfer that the victim is unaware of, they need to be able to have access to those offenders.
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