VINE stands for Victim Information and Notification Everyday. It is a free and anonymous 24-hour service that provides victims and witnesses of crime two important features: information and notification
What is the purpose of VINE?
The VINE system is now statewide and links detention facilities and prisons across the state. The Clark County VINE became operational on Nov. 1, 2000 and now tracks offenders throughout incarceration.
VINE monitors the custody status of offenders booked into the Clark County Detention Center. It receives updated information every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day via an interface with the Clark County booking system. The information is stored at the VINE Call Center in Louisville, Ky. When an inmate is transferred to another facility, the information will be updated.
Anyone can register for notification either by calling 1-888-2NV-VINE (Toll Free 1-888-268-8463) or by logging on to the computer at www.vinelink.com. Once you register, you will be directed to create a PIN. This PIN is used to verify that you have received the information you registered for.
Victims, family members, witnesses and any interested parties can register directly with VINE by calling the VINE toll-free number or by logging on through a computer. The Some knowledge specific to the offender or case is usually required to register for VINE.
The VINE system is available in English and Spanish and is supported by 24-hour operator assistance.
VINE provides the following to crime victims and other concerned citizens over the telephone:
24-hour access to inmate custody information
The ability to verify the custody of an offender
Automatic notification to registered users of a change in inmate custody
Notification calls normally will be made every 30 minutes for 24 hours or until the correct PIN is entered to confirm and stop the notification calls. Notification calls will be left on answering machines but calls will continue every two hours for 24 hours. Computer notification can also be disabled using the PIN.
VICTIMS HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW…