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New York State's Victim Notification Program: A Statistical Summary-2009

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Dan Bernstein; Janet Koupash
Date Published
June 2010
30 pages
This report provides a statistical summary on the Victim Notification Program of the New York State Department of Correctional Services for 2009.
Highlights from the summary include: (1) the number of new telephone registrations for notification on the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system increased from 2,058 in 2008 to 2,286 in 2009; (2) the number of confirmed email notifications to victims rose from 2,174 in 2008 to 2,341 in 2009; (3) 13 percent (N = 7,443) of all inmates held under custody on January 1, 2010 had at least one victim notification request on file; (4) of the 7,443 inmates with notifications on file, 6,318 (85 percent) were committed for violent felony offenses. These 6,318 violent felons represent 18 percent of all inmates committed for violent felony offenses; and (5) female offenders constituted 265 (4 percent) of the 7,443 inmates with victim notifications on file, including 186 women committed for violent felony offenses. New York State's victim notification legislation was originally passed and signed into law in 1985. Tables, charts, and appendixes A-E