The effects of a crime do not end with an offender’s incarceration. Post-crime, service providers are often critical in helping victims rebuild their lives, plan for their safety, and aid in their overall healing process. Not knowing their offender’s custody status can leave many victims feeling fearful, powerless, and vulnerable.
Many service providers become sources of victims’ trust and reliability. Giving service providers the ability to register to receive the same custody status alerts helps victims to feel even safer—knowing someone that they trust will receive information critical to their safety planning. Through VINELink, service providers can provide that extra layer of vigilance and assurance that victims need and deserve.
VINE is the nation’s leading automated victim notification service, empowering victims and concerned citizens through access to real-time offender custody status alerts. VINE is easy-to-use, completely confidential, and features multiple language support. It is provided at no cost to registrants. VINE simplifies the offender tracking process for victims and the service providers that care for and support them.
VINE gives victims the option to call a toll-free telephone number, visit www.vinelink.com, or use the VINELink™ mobile app to anonymously check on an inmate’s custody status. Victims can also register to receive automated notifications about changes in status via their choice of format: phone, email, text, or TTY (hearing impaired) service.
550,000+ Service Provider Searches on VINELink.com in 2018
49 Million Offender Searches on VINELink.com in 2018
Over 3 Million registrations on VINELink.com in 2018
Over 41 Million notifications sent through VINELink.com in 2018
Victims of crime need immediate and long-term safety and support in a variety of areas, including emotional, physical, financial, psychological, and legal services. In addition to the victim, a crime impacts their extended network of family and friends, including parents/guardians, relatives, advocates, and support providers.
VINE provides custody status information to over 25 million people each year. Chief Justice (ret.) Richard Barajas and former Executive Director of NOVA (National Organization for Victim Assistance) tells a powerful story of his brother’s devastating murder, and how VINE gave his family a much-needed sense of peace and security.
The Enhanced VINE platform leverages cutting-edge technology to give crime victims complete control and expanded ability to identify and directly connect with service providers in their area. Going beyond notifications, Enhanced VINE* enables a greater degree of information-sharing between public servants, victims, and service providers.
Enhanced VINE Features:
*Enhanced VINE participation varies by state.
VINE Protective Order helps keep victims of crime informed by automatically notifying them when protective orders have been served against a respondent. Request more information.
VINE Courts is a powerful tool that can remind court staff, personnel and law enforcement officers of upcoming court appearances reducing the amount of Failure-to-Appears (FTAs). Request more information.
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