Victim Notification Service

General Information

The Wisconsin Statewide Victim Notification service (VINE) is a free and anonymous telephone and online service that provides victims of crime and the general public with two important features: Information and Notification. Wisconsin VINE is a service provided by your County Sheriff and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

Implementation Process

VINE is being implemented across Wisconsin through a Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification grant (SAVIN), awarded by U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance. Please visit the VINElink website to see which counties have implemented VINE to date. Dane and Outagamie counties have been providing this service since 1999 and 2000 respectively.

Information Storage & Accessibility

VINE monitors the custody status of offenders in Wisconsin’s county jails and makes the information available either by phone or online. The information is stored at the VINE Communications Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Information is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Languages

The Wisconsin VINE service is available in English, Spanish, and Hmong and is supported by 24-hour trained operator assistance.