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Sheriffs' Victim Notification Programs

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 grant through the New York State Office of Victim Services. The grant allowed us to establish and administer our Prisoner Release Notification Program (powered by VINE) in all the county correctional facilities in New York State, which are of course run by the New York's Sheriffs.

PRISONER RELEASE NOTIFICATION PROGRAM

The Prisoner Release Notification Program (powered by VINE®) allows crime victims to register at www.vinelink.com or toll-free at 1-888-VINE-4-NY to be notified by phone or e-mail in the event of an offender’s release from jail or prison. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

ORDER OF PROTECTION NOTIFICATION PROGRAM

The period immediately following service of an Order of Protection is a crucial time, when an abuse victim needs to be informed and prepared. The Order of Protection Notification Program allows domestic violence victims to register to be notified by phone, text message, or e-mail when a Family Court Order of Protection has been served. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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.