MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Attorney General has launched a new statewide domestic violence reporting system.
Mississippi Domestic Violence Reporting (MSDVR) is a user-friendly system that will promote accurate, secure, readable and quickly accessible domestic violence reporting, according to a statement.
According to a statement, the system will help law enforcement get the information they need when they arrive on the scene and protect victims throughout the process.
Attorney General Lynn Fitch announced this new tool that law enforcement and courts across the state can use to report and update incidents of domestic violence.
MSDVR will be a single, statewide repository for domestic violence reporting, using existing reporting platforms to make law enforcement integration as seamless as possible, the AG said. .
“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,” she said.
The system will use the same platform as the Department of Public Safety’s eCrash system and was created by the same developers, the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety (AL CAPS), according to the release. .
MSDVR features include:
- Geotagging to easily record precise location information;
- Injury diagrams to mark the size, type and location of injuries, as well as a function to upload photos; and
- 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 is currently in production and will be rolled out later this year. Until its launch, the existing register on Reportbeam will remain functional, the release.
A variety of resources for victims of domestic violence, as well as law enforcement and court personnel who work with them on its website, which includes:
- Quick reference guide for law enforcement on domestic violence law,
- Brochures on Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DAPOs) and Emergency DAPOs,
- Forms and orders for court clerks,
- Address Privacy Program Information,
- An interactive directory of victim services resources by county,
- Information and forms for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Program
- Brochures on strangulation, harassment, dating violence and human trafficking.
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