New Program Helps Better Protect Domestic Violence Victims
On Tuesday, the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department joined the New York State Sheriff’s Association Institute in announcing a new program to keep victims of domestic violence safe.
The program will allow individuals who have been granted family court orders of protection to register to receive alerts when those orders are served.
The Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification Network-New York system allows victims of domestic violence and other crimes to register through the website nyalert.gov.
They will be able to receive notifications of service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, via text messages, e-mail, fax, automated phone call, web query or iAlertz, a free application for the iPhone or iPad.