The solution is offered free of charge to registrants, is anonymous, available 24/7/365 and features multiple language support. The solution provides users with the information they need to feel secure, and enables governing staff to focus on their core responsibilities creating a greater, more efficient system.
Victims can check the status of an offender day or night to provide that extra peace of mind that comes with knowing a particular offender is incarcerated.
A team of dedicated operators are available around the clock to assist victims and administrators in all things regarding the VINE system.
VINE, available free to the public, will eliminate the need to manually notify victims, allowing agency staff to focus on their core responsibilities while allowing users to get timely information.
Mary had been raped, assaulted, and stalked by her former boyfriend in late 1993. He was arrested and jailed for these crimes, but someone posted his bail and he was released. There was no way for Mary to know.
On the evening of December 6, 1993, Mary sat in her car as it warmed up after leaving her job at the Mall St. Matthews. Her former boyfriend approached from the driver's side and fired seven bullets into her head and chest at point blank range, killing her. It was Mary's 21st birthday.
The community was stunned and outraged. County officials and engineers worked diligently to design a system that would let crime victims know whether their offenders are in jail, where they are held, and when they are released.
Exactly one year after Mary's murder, Jefferson County became the first community to institute automated telephone notification for crime victims and other concerned citizens. That system is VINE™ - Victim Information and Notification Everyday, now used in thousands of communities across the nation.