Victim Notification Service

The Wisconsin Statewide Victim Notification service (WI-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.

Statewide Automated Victim Information & Notification (SAVIN) Grant

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

VINE Communications Center

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, KY.  Information is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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