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How to Use MOVANS

Missouri Victim Automated Notification System (MOVANS) is a fully automated information notification system that immediately notifies registered users upon a change in an offender’s incarceration, court status or the status of a protection order. MOVANS will notify you if an offender is in custody in a county jail or the Missouri Department of Corrections and will provide you with other important custody information. This system also provides important information regarding upcoming court events and any change involving those hearings. MOVANS also provides information regarding the status of a protection order. Petitioners can be notified immediately upon service of a protection order and any change to the order.

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Goals of MOVANS

  1. Provides a unified statewide service that will empower and protect crime victims and assist law enforcement and victim service providers.
  2. Provides victims and the general public with offender custody status information, court, and protection order information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
  3. Provides victims and the general public the ability to register for notification of changes in offender custody status, court events, and protection order status.
  4. Allows law enforcement officers and advocates the ability to quickly determine arrest and custody status.
  5. Law enforcement officers and advocates spend less time trying to contact victims and more time trying to provide direct services.