The Order of Protection Notification System is a free service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to crime victims who have been granted a Family Court Order of Protection in New York State.
This system provides the victim with the choice to register through NY–Alert to be notified by e-mail, text, iPhone/iPad app, telephone, fax or web query, when law enforcement reports the order as being served.
You will need a valid e-mail address to register. You will also need:
The name of the Family Court that issued the Order
The Docket Number
The Order of Protection Number
All these can be found on the top section of your Order of Protection.
• Denise E. O’Donnell, Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, within the U.S. Department of Justice: "Victims of domestic violence have grave concerns about their personal safety immediately following service of an Order of Protection. New York’s Family Court Order of Protection Notification System serves as a model for other states to provide victims with more timely and accurate information when Orders of Protection are served so they, and the victim advocacy community, can plan for the safety needs of victims and families. BJA is proud to have funded this innovative effort by the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute Inc. and its partners, which will undoubtedly save lives and lead to safer communities."
• New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo "The time immediately following when an order of protection is served can be the most dangerous for a victim of domestic violence," Governor Cuomo said. "But when armed with the technology that the SAVIN system provides, victims of domestic violence can receive timely notifications and take appropriate steps to protect themselves and their loved ones from further harm. I encourage victims to sign up for this service as soon as possible."
NYS Sheriffs’ Assoc. Institute
This project was supported by Grant No.2009-VN-CX-0006 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.