Press Release

July 15th 2016

Appriss’ VINE Solution named a Winner of the City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge

Appriss recognized in global challenge for building innovative solutions for the benefit of citizens leveraging AWS GovCloud.


Louisville, KY- Amazon Web Services (AWS) has named Appriss as a winner of its 2016 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge. Applications were gathered from around the world from local and regional governments or developers who are innovating for the benefit of citizens while leveraging AWS Cloud services. Winners were selected by a panel of technology experts based on the impact of their solution, likelihood of long-term success, implementation of AWS services and the potential to help other local governments solve similar challenges.

The award specifically recognized Appriss for its flagship product, VINE® (Victim Information & Notification Everyday). As Appriss continues to migrate VINE to AWS GovCloud it plans to further address the growing needs of the victim services field. Leveraging the technology provided by AWS GovCloud will enable Appriss to incorporate greater innovations into the current VINE system. The enhanced service will continue to provide notifications while supporting a continuum of services for victims through the use of the latest technologies.

Appriss’ VINE was developed in response to the death of Mary Byron who was tragically murdered by her boyfriend turned rapist when he was released without notification to Mary or her family. VINE became the first notification system of its kind by providing victims with near real-time offender custody status alerts. Users of the VINE system can register by phone, email, TTY or SMS-where available. The VINE solution is currently offered in 48 states, and Appriss continually works to enhance the system to continue to meet the needs of victims of crime across the country.

About Appriss®

Appriss provides data-driven solutions to fulfill our mission of keeping communities safe and informed. Partnering with public safety, government, healthcare, and the commercial market, Appriss delivers solutions that prevent fraud, mitigate risk, fight crime, ensure compliance, increase public safety and save lives. Appriss’ solutions are always backed by excellent customer support with technical agents in the U.S. that are available to help 24x7x365. For more information about Appriss, visit