The Suffolk Sheriff’s Office is now offering the Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification program (SAVIN-NY) to anyone who registers to receive alerts regarding Family Court-issued orders of protection in Suffolk County.
The program, which Sheriff DeMarco announced in October 2012 to coincide with national Domestic Violence Awareness Month, offers a text, email, phone or fax notification to alert victims when Sheriff’s deputies serve a Family Court Order of Protection to a perpetrator on their behalf.
In announcing the SAVIN-NY program, Sheriff DeMarco stated, “After suffering abuse, many victims of domestic violence are fearful of the moment when their abuser will learn they have the taken the pro-active step of filing for an Order of Protection. The SAVIN-NY system will give victims some peace of mind knowing when the service occurs so they can further prepare and protect themselves during this stressful period of uncertainty.”
Register for alerts by visiting the NY-Alert Order of Protection Notification System page. Please have your docket number and order of protection number available at the time of registration.
To learn more about SAVIN-NY, visit the information page on the New York State Sheriff’s Institute website.
The SAVIN-NY initiative is being funded by the Bureau of Justice Administration (BJA) and coordinated by the New York State Sheriffs Institute.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, the following organizations in Suffolk County can offer support and guidance. However, please call 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger.
To learn more about making an application for a court order of protection, please visit the Unified Court System website.
If you need assistance, counseling or advice, call one of the organizations listed below:
The Suffolk County Crime Victims Center at Parents For Megan's Law (631) 689-2672
Brighter Tomorrows (631) 395-1800
The Retreat (631) 329-2200
Long Island Against Domestic Violence (631) 666-8833
Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (Known as VIBS) (631) 360-3606