Nevada will be the first state in the country to launch the most enhanced version of the Victim Information and Notification Everyday system, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced.
This is a free service provided by Appriss Safety, VINE is the nation’s leading victim notification network.
VINE offers crime victims and members of the public timely and reliable offender custody information through a toll-free telephone number, website or mobile application.
Users may also register to receive automated notifications relating to changes in custody status via telephone, email or text message.
VINE has been serving victims since 1994 and has continued to evolve with advancements in technology and law enforcement services.
The enhanced VINE will offer users innovative functionality and expanded access to victim services.
“A victim’s need for assistance does not stop once an offender has been sentenced — it continues throughout an offender’s custody,” Laxalt said.
“VINE is designed with victims in mind, providing them with quick and easy access to information and connecting them to service providers who can assist them further,” he said.
“I am proud of my office’s leadership in this initiative, and hope our efforts will pave the way for other states around the country to provide this much-needed service.”
Josh Bruner, Appriss Safety president added: “Appriss Safety is proud to partner with the Office of the Nevada Attorney General to introduce a new suite of VINE features and benefits to victims of crime throughout the state of Nevada.
“The new version of VINE provides an enhanced user experience and will improve access to services for victims of crime through features, such as “Guide Me to a Service Provider” and the VINE Service Provider Directory,” Bruner said.
The VINE Service Provider Directory is a key feature of the enhanced VINE and will allow users seeking assistance to directly connect with both local and national service providers.
Through engagement with the Office of the Nevada Attorney General and Appriss Safety, nearly 30 Nevada service providers have joined the VINE Service Provider Directory to date, Laxalt’s office said.
To access the new Nevada VINE service, visit www.vinelink.com