Pennsylvania SAVIN

Victims Have the Right to Know.

A free and confidential notification service
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Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services Website

Pennsylvania SAVIN Brochure (PDF)

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 email you, or let you know when that offender is released, transferred, or escapes.

What Do I Need to Do?

  1. Call 866-972-7284 from a touch-tone phone and follow the directions. For TTY Users: Please call 866-847-1298. A TTY operator will assist you in registering to receive updates about a specific offender.
  2. 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 (#) key.
  3. When the service asks, enter your own four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) code that will be easy for you to remember. Write it on the SAVIN Wallet Card provided or keep it in another safe place. The service will ask for the PIN code when it calls you.
  4. If the service calls, listen to the message. When asked, enter your PIN code plus the pound (#) key. Entering the PIN lets the service know that you got the call and will stop the service from calling you again.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

  • The offender will not know 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 changed, 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 may register more than one phone number to be contacted by  this service.
  • You may also register a phone number or e-mail address on the internet. Log on to the Pennsylvania Office of Victim Services Website.