“Salient CRGT is proud to announce its latest app addition to its Voyager Platform product line; the Victim Notification Form (VNF) app. The need for effective communication between law enforcement agencies and victims is a paramount focus. Salient CRGT has developed a new smartphone app that provides secure, effective, and efficient communication between victims, law enforcement agencies, and victim advocacy groups. The VNF app was recently launched in Newberry, South Carolina as the nation’s first use of the app and the benefits are already being “recognized by both the Sheriff’s department and the victims they are serving…”
This groundbreaking electronic victim notification system will change the way victims are communicated with and treated. Law enforcement use the system to gather pertinent contact information, share victim rights information, text and/or email the victim to notify them of continuing activity on the case such as the need to contact an investigator, arrest made in the case, bond hearings, and court details…”
“In addition to quickly getting the form to the victim, other positives about the system are that officers can complete the electronic form quicker than handwriting it, the information on the form is legible and the form is instantly sent to those who need to receive it. This eliminates the need to distribute carbon copies and there are no printing costs associated with the electronic form. The system allows the jail to quickly notify the victim to call the detention center for important information or to notify the victim about any release of the inmate or court hearings. This makes court function better and keeps deputies and officers attending to patrol and other law enforcement functions. Also, if the victim does not speak/read English fluently, the deputy can simply tap a button to change the form and have the victim’s information sent to them in Spanish…”
“Salient CRGT took on this very important aspect of the overall Victim Advocacy process and worked with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office to make sure it was practical and effective…” Read the full press release here.
Source: Salient CRGT Launches Innovative Electronic Victim Notification System as a Smartphone App – April 19, 2019. PR Newswire.