PLEASE BE ADVISED THE BERKS COUNTY JAIL SYSTEM IS CURRENLTY OFF-LINE. INDIVIDUALS WILL BE UNAVAILABLE TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS AT THIS TIME. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE OR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE BERKS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AT 610-478-6000 AND ASK TO SPEAK WITH A VICTIM/WITNESS COORDINATOR.
Pennsylvania's Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (PA SAVIN)
This service will allow crime victims to obtain timely information about the custody status of offenders in a county jail or state prison.
Accessible 24 hours a day
Available in English and Spanish
Search custody location of an offender
Register to receive notification of a change in custody status
HOW TO SEARCH FOR OFFENDER
HOW TO REGISTER
Register to receive notification by phone, e-mail, text message (SMS) or TTY device
If registering a phone number, you will be asked to create a four-digit personal identification number (PIN) that will be used to confirm that the call was received.Keep the PIN # simple and easy to remember.
Once you are registered, you will be notified when an offender:
When PA SAVIN calls, listen to the message, enter your 4-digit PIN # followed by the pound (#) key. This will stop the automated service from calling you again with the same notification. Failure to enter your PIN # will result in repeated phone calls from the automated service.
For assistance, please contact us.
**NOTE:Do not depend solely on this service or any other single program for your protection. If you feel you are at risk, take precaution and contact us about safety planning.
Office of Victim Advocate (OVA) – State Release Notification Program
If the offender is in a state prison, there are additional notifications and services available to you.
OVA can provide you with an opportunity to express your feelings about the release of the offender. This allows the decision makers to know about any concerns you may have for the safety of you and your family and to request certain conditions of release be put in place if the offender is approved for release.
To learn more and register, contact them at (800) 322-4472, (800) 563-6399, or (877) 349-1064 (TDD) during regular business hours.