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What is PA SAVIN?

PA SAVIN stands for Pennsylvania Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification.

It is a free, confidential and automated service that helps victims, law enforcement and community members keep up to date on the status of an inmate housed in a county jail, state prison or under state parole supervision within Pennsylvania. PA SAVIN allows you to receive specific information about a person's custody status, such as an inmate's release, transfer or escape.

Registration for automated notifications are only a part of a comprehensive safety plan for victims of crime. 

If you are a victim of a Pennsylvania crime and the inmate is serving a state sentence (24 months or more), you have the right to receive additional services and notifications not available to the public.  To receive these services and notifications, you must register with the Office of Victim Advocate (OVA). If you are a victim of crime and register with PA SAVIN only, you will NOT be notified when an inmate is being considered for release. 

Please contact OVA at 1.800.322.4472 or the OVA website for more information.

What is VINELink?

If you are not a victim of crime and would like to be notified when a particular inmate is released, transferred or escapes from a county jail or state prison, you can call toll free 1.866.9PA.SAVIN or visit VINELink's website.