Kansas Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE)
Kansas VINE (Victim Information Notification Everyday) Service
Information and Notification for Offender Custody Status in County Jails.
- Kansas VINE stands for Victim Information and Notification Everyday. It is a service provided through the Kansas Department of Labor, the Office of the Attorney General and the Kansas Sheriffs' Association.
- Kansas VINE is in an implementation phase. Select county jails will be added monthly, starting in March 2016.
- VINELink in your area may be briefly unavailable while it is being set up. Please check back each month for to see if it’s up in your area. For help now, call 1-866-Appriss (866-277-7477).
What is it?
- VINELink is an online portal to VINE, America’s number one victim warning network.
- VINE has been providing victims and concerned citizens with the power of data for decades, allowing them to have the sense of safety that they deserve.
- VINELink can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to give the most reliable info for custody status changes and criminal case information.
- The VINE service provides info by phone, email, TTY, and text message where offered. You may also sign up through your participating state, or county’s toll-free number.
How to access offender custody info?
- Call 1-866-KS-4-VINE (1-866-574-8463)
- TTY at 1-866-847-1298
- Visit www.vinelink.com
How to Register?
- If the offender is in custody, you can register to receive VINE notices.
- If you register a phone number, you must create a four-digit personal identification number (PIN) that you will need when you receive updates. Make sure your PIN is easy to remember. Write it down and keep it in a safe place.
- Email registrations do not need a PIN.
How do updates work?
- Once registered, you will be notified about offender custody status in county jail changes such as release, transfer, or escape.
- When VINE calls, listen to the message, then enter your PIN followed by the pound (#) key when asked. Entering the PIN lets VINE know that you received the call and will stop the service from calling you again.
- No PIN is needed to register for email notices. You will receive one email when there is a change in custody status.
- If you do not answer a notice call, VINE will leave a message and will continue calling back until you enter your PIN for 24 hours. You may get a call from VINE in the middle of the night.
Important info and reminders:
- Do not register a phone number that rings to a switchboard.
- VINE is confidential.
- You can register several phone numbers and email addresses for alerts.
- If you forget your PIN, call the toll-free number (1-866-574-8463) and press zero for a VINE service agent.
- VINE service agents are there 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you.
- Do not rely solely on VINE for your safety. If you feel you are in danger, call 911.
Local Victim Resources
Kansas Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline
The Kansas Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline is a toll free, 24 hour statewide crisis hotline. It links victims of domestic and sexual assault to crisis programs in Kansas. The telephone number is 1-888-END-ABUSE (1-888-363-2287).
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence is a network of statewide domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy programs. The telephone number is (785) 232-9784.
Kansas Attorney General's Office
The Victim Services Division provides resources and support for victims of crime. The telephone number is 1-800-828-9745.
The Division of Crime Victim Compensation provides victims with financial assistance for loss of earnings and out-of-pocket loss for injuries sustained as a direct result of violent crime. The telephone number is (785) 296-2359.
Kansas Department of Corrections Office of Victim Services
The Kansas Department of Corrections Office of Victim Services provides info, services, and support to crime victims of offenders in prison or on parole. The telephone number is 1-866-404-6732.
Parents of Murdered Children
Parents of Murdered Children is a self-help group that provides support and advocacy to families affected by murder. The Wichita telephone number is (316) 722-2907. The Kansas City telephone number is (816) 850-4200.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) provides support and advocacy to victims of drunk driving. You can reach MADD Kansas by calling 1-800-443-6233.
RAINN, the National Sexual Assault Hotline
RAINN, the National Sexual Assault Hotline, can give info about sexual assault programs in your local community. RAINN offers services for victims of sexual assault, including medical and legal advocacy, medical examinations, support groups, community education and other community resources. The 24-hour crisis hotline number is 1-800-656-HOPE.
NOVA, the National Organization for Victim Assistance
For referrals and info on resources, victims of crime and crisis can call the National Organization for Victim Assistance, or NOVA. The telephone number is 1-800-TRY-NOVA.
The National Center for Victims of Crime
The National Center for Victims of Crime provides a complete, toll free source of info and referral for victims of crime. This agency can be reached by calling 1-800-FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255).
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
The telephone number is 1-888-373-7888.