Victim Services

Keeping victims safer through time-critical notifications and data access on criminal offenders

We understand the seriousness of keeping victims safe

Victims are living in constant fear, not knowing when an offender could be released from custody or when a protective order has been served. They feel powerless, vulnerable and don’t know how to navigate the criminal justice system for information.

Already coping from the fallout of a previous crime, victims are fearful about being re-victimized. They may not understand their right to be notified about offender status.

During the high-risk hours following service of a protective order, victims can be in greater danger—uninformed and unprepared. They may also be intimidated about checking an offender’s status for fear that could lead to a relative or friend tipping off the offender.

How a day could look for better informed victims

Victims feel calmer and less anxious about being revictimized. They’re unburdened from the stress and frustration of working their way through the criminal justice system to learn an offender’s status. Whenever offenders are paroled or released from incarceration, victims know they’ll be automatically notified.

They’re feeling more in control, knowing that they now have confidential access to timely, reliable information about offenders. If they want to check an offender’s status, victims know their searches will be completely anonymous. They’ve got 24-hour support via a toll-free number to help connect them to the right resources.

Victims are feeling greater peace of mind. They’re feeling safer, better informed and more in control, thanks to the information and support they’re receiving.

Supporting victims with an empowering solution

Appriss Safety is proud to partner with your organization to support victims by providing access to critical offender information that’s reliable and timely. We founded VINE in 1994, and it’s grown to become America’s leading victim notification network. As with all the solutions we provide, we developed VINE to provide knowledge for good.

Making a difference for your community

Knowledge for good is at the heart of all the solutions we provide at Appriss Safety. For over 20 years, through VINE, we’ve provided victims with offender notifications to help keep them safer and informed.

Through VINE, more than 20 million Americans are receiving offender custody status information a year. In 2015, victims and other concerned citizens made 46+ million offender and case searches with the power and ease of VINE. Our users are receiving 42 million offender status notifications a year through VINE.

Let us partner with you to help victims feel safer and more secure though critical data access and notifications on the status of criminal offenders.

HEAR WHAT VICTIM SERVICE PROVIDERS HAVE TO SAY

“VINE means safety for our victims out there, giving them some sort of empowerment to be able to feel safe, to go on with their life.”

GAIL BRIMNER
Victim Service Unit
Alaska Department of Corrections

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