PA Victim Notification Service
Pennsylvania’s Victim Notification Service
PA SAVIN is a free, confidential service about an offender’s release, transfer, or escape from jail.
Victims have the right to know.
What will this free service do for me?
This free service can let you know if a particular offender is in jail and give you other important custody information. Once you sign up, it can also call you at a phone number of your choice or e-mail you, to let you know when that offender is released, transferred, or escapes.
What do I need to do?
- Call 1-866-972-7284 from a touch-tone phone and follow the directions. For TTY Users: Please call 1-866-847-1298. A TTY operator will assist you in registering to receive updates about a specific offender.
- If the offender is in a county jail, you can leave your phone number to be called if that offender is released, transferred, or escapes. Enter the phone number where you want to be reached, including area code, followed by the pound (#) key.
- When the service asks, enter your own four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) code that will be easy for you to remember. The service will ask for the PIN code when it calls you.
- If the service calls, listen to the message. When asked, enter your PIN code plus the pound (3) key. Entering the PIN lets the service know that you got the call, and will stop the service from calling you again.
What do I need to know?
- The offender will not know that you are registered with this service.
- If you are not home, the service will leave a message on an answering machine. If there is no answer, the service will keep calling for a designated period of time between 24 and 72 hours or until you enter your PIN code.
- Since the service calls automatically when an offender’s custody status changes, you may get a call in the middle of the night.
- Do not leave a phone number with the service that rings to a switchboard.
- Do not depend only on this service or any other single program for your protection. If you feel you are at risk, take precautions and contact your local victim services office.
- You can register more than one phone number to be contacted by this service.
- You can also register a phone number or e-mail address on the internet: www.pacrimevictims.state.pa.us
Pennsylvania’s Victim Services
Victims’ Compensation Program – 1-800-233-2339
Address Confidentiality Program – 1-800-563-6399
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network – 1-800-322-7572
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence – 1-800-932-4632
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape – 1-800-692-7445 or 1-888-772-7227 (local resources)
Statewide Elder Abuse Hotline – 1-800-490-8505
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (PA Central Office) – 1-800-848-6233
For information and a complete listing of all the victim service programs in Pennsylvania, including county resources, please visit: www.pacrimevictims.state.pa.us