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Kansas VINE Victim Notification System Now Available

Kansas VINE, the statewide Victim Information Notification Everyday system, is now available to Leawood crime victims. Using the VINE system, victim's can register to be notified immediately in the event of an offender's release, escape, or transfer.

The VINE system is a joint effort by the Kansas Department of Labor, the Kansas Attorney General’s office and the Kansas Sheriff’s Association.  This is a free service for the victims of any crime in which a suspect is booked into the county jail.  Every county in Kansas is or soon will be using this system and Kansas is the 48th state to start using the VINElink program.

VINE is a solution that lets victims of crime and other concerned citizens access timely and reliable information regarding offenders who have been taken into custody. It is offered free of charge to registrants, is completely confidential, and features support in multiple languages. 

Registration can be done over the phone, through the Internet, or by e-mail.

How to access offender custody info?

Funding for this program is supplied by the Kansas Department of Labor (DOL) with the purpose of implementing, sustaining or enhancing automated victim notification programs. Kansas DOL received a grant and selected Appriss to provide the patented VINE technology to county jails in Kansas.

The Kansas Statewide Victim Notification service (KS-VINE) is being implemented in county jails across Kansas. Please visit www.vinelink.com to see which counties have implemented KS-VINE to date.

For notification on offenders who have been convicted and are housed at the Kansas Department of Correction, which is not connected with the VINE system, please contact the Kansas Department of Corrections, Office of Victim Services at 1-866-404-6732.

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