AG Fitch Launches New Statewide Domestic Violence Reporting System | Mississippi Politics and Current Affairs

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Attorney General Lynn Fitch

MSDVR (Mississippi Domestic Violence Reporting) will be a single statewide repository for domestic violence reporting.

On Tuesday, Attorney General Lynn Fitch announced the launch of a new statewide domestic violence reporting system known as Mississippi Domestic Violence Reporting (MSDVR). MSDVR will serve as a tool for law enforcement and courts across the state to report and update incidents of domestic violence.

“When a law enforcement officer responds to a domestic violence call, party information is critical to their own safety, as well as the safety of parties and bystanders,” Attorney General Lynn said. Fitch. “MSDVR is a user-friendly system that will promote accurate, secure, readable and quickly accessible domestic violence reporting. We’ve made it as easy as possible to get the information they need when they arrive on the scene and to protect victims throughout the process.

AG Fitch said his office has created training guides and videos to help law enforcement and clerks use MSDVR effectively and efficiently.

“We will continue to work with our partners to provide additional materials, as needed, and this has been incorporated into our domestic violence response training. We are grateful for the continued opportunity to work with our criminal justice partners to perfect this important new tool,” Fitch continued.

MSDVR will also provide geolocation to easily record precise location information and fields for use in the lethality assessment protocol. The new domestic violence reporting system will also provide injury charts to mark the size, type and location of injuries, as well as a feature to upload photographs.

The new Domestic Violence Protection Order Registry, the counterpart to MSDVR, is currently in production and will be rolled out later this year.

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