Victim Information Notification Everyday
What is V.I.N.E.?
VINE is a free, comprehensive automated victim notification system that provides automated call services for crime victims.
This system allows victims of crime, family members, the public and criminal justice officers to a 24-hour, toll-free number to receive basic information about an offender’s criminal case and custody status 24 hours a day – over the telephone, through the Internet, or by e-mail.
Victims and other concerned citizens can call to inquire about the current status of an inmate and can register to be notified immediately upon a change in the inmate’s status, such as a release, escape, or court appearance.
How will V.I.N.E work in probation?
Currently, the VINE system is available to provide basic information on the offender who has been arrested and is going through the court system. However, once the offender has been placed on probation, no automated information has existed to give information to the victim. THIS WILL NOW CHANGE.
VINE will tell you if an offender is on probation and will provide further important information.
If the offender changes probation officers, you will be notified.
If there is a change in the offender’s status such as when an offender stops reporting, you will be notified.
If you are a victim and the court ordered restitution to be paid to you, you will also receive notification when the offender makes a payment to you.
Call 1-877-596-8463 for the status of an offender on probation.