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New Statewide Victim Notification System

Thanks to a grant from the US Dept of Justice, Wisconsin will soon be launching a new statewide victim notification system.

From the Wisconsin Radio Network:

[According to Corrections Secretary Rick Raemisch], the project is intended to make sure all victims have easy access to the status of an offender or defendant as they move through the criminal justice system.

The state does already have a system in place that notifies victims about the status of an offender. However, Raemisch says it can be complicated and stressful for victims to use. The new system being developed would allow them to use register with just one source for information on an offender.

Thanks to my colleague, Bill Ebbott, for passing this on.