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Victim Notification (VN) Service Specification, Version 1.0

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Date Published
December 2012
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This service specification is a formal description of the capabilities made available through the Victim Notification Service, and is composed of the Service description, Service Interface Descriptions, and the schemas and samples used to implement and test the Service.


This document provides a formal description of the Victim Notification (VN) Service; it contains information about all aspects of the service that are not directly tied to its physical implementation, i.e., the service interface. The Service Overview section notes that the purpose of VN Service is to serve as a standard for providing timely information and notification of key events to victims. It also describes VN Service's scope, capabilities, real-world effects for justice and human services agencies, summary, description, and security classification. The Business Scenarios section provides a VN process model depiction of information flow. The Service Interoperability Requirements section presents a list of service assumptions, service execution context, policies and contracts information, and security and privacy requirements. The Service Model section lays out the required details of the information, behavior, and process models for the VN Service. The information model describes the Information Exchange Package Documentation (IEPD) Reference; and notes data input, output, and provenance requirements. The behavior model provides details on the actions defined by the VN Service. Lastly, the process model is described via an information flow diagram, sequence diagram, and business process modeling notation (BPMN) diagram.

Date Published: December 1, 2012