Mississippi launches new domestic violence reporting system

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JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) — On Tuesday, Attorney General Lynn Fitch (R-Miss.) announced the launch of a new tool for law enforcement and state courts to use to report and update incidents of violence. domesticated.

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

“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,” Fitch said. “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.

MSDVR replaces the outdated Reportbeam system for domestic violence reporting. MSDVR includes:

  • Geotagging to easily record precise location information
  • Injury diagrams to mark the size, type and location of injuries, plus a feature to upload photos
  • Fields of use of the lethality assessment protocol to ensure the safety of victims

“My office has created training guides and videos to help law enforcement and clerks use MSDVR effectively and efficiently,” Fitch said. “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.

The new domestic violence protection order registry will roll out later this year. Until its launch, the existing register on Reportbeam will remain operational.

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