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Victim Services

The New York State Sheriffs’ Institute is Committed to Helping Crime Victims

The NYS Sheriffs’ Institute has been in the business of providing victim notification services since 1998 when it received its first Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding grant through the New York State Office of Victim Services (at that time it was known as the Crime Victim’s Board). The purpose of this grant was to establish and administer VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) in county correctional facilities throughout NYS.

FIND AN INMATE

LOOK UP OFFENDERS

Go to vinelink.com or make a toll-free call to 1-888-VINE-4-NY to immediately learn the custody status of any offender housed in any of New York’s County Jails or Correctional Facilities.

REGISTER TO BE NOTIFIED

Register online to be notified via phone, text or email when the offender’s status changes. The offender will never know you are registered.

ORDER OF PROTECTION NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

The period of time immediately following service of an Order of Protection is recognized as a particularly crucial period for a victim. Abusers are often more violent during a period of separation. If a victim chooses to register for this service, they will be notified that the Order of Protection has been served. However, The decision to take advantage of this service is the victim’s choice.

Victim Services

NYS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE

1 - 800 - 942 - 6906 (English)
1 - 800 - 942 - 6908 (Español)

If you feel you are in immediate danger, call 911.