Victim information and Notification Everyday

Victims of crime may find some comfort in knowing that the offender is behind bars.   What happens when the offender is released, escapes, or is transferred?  Many people mistakenly believe that a law enforcement officer or prosecutor will notify them if when, the offender is scheduled to be released.  Unfortunately, this is not the case.  The good news is there is a tool available to help anyone who wants to be notified about the status change of an offender, and it’s confidential, free, and available 24 hours a day 365 days a year.


VINE (Victim information and Notification Everyday) is a national victim notification network which allows interested parties to sign up for alerts anytime a inmate’s status changes.  It also provides information of where e inmate is currently being held.    Victims can sign up to receive alerts by telephone or email.  In Washington State, the program is called SAVIN (Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification).  To sign up for alerts all you need is the offender’s name, and the phone number or email where you would like to receive the alert.  If you choose to be notified of inmate status changes by telephone you will be asked to create a four digit PIN which you will use to acknowledge receipt of telephone notifications.  Don’t lose your PIN. If you do you will get an alert whenever the offender’s status changes every hour for 24 hours, and you won’t be able to turn the notifications off without it.  If you choose to receive an email alert you will only be notified one time per change.  You can sign up for notifications by calling (877) 846-3492, or online at Smartphone users can also download the VINEmobile app available for both Android and iPhone, where you can access offender info, and sign up for alerts.  If you would like assistance signing up for alerts or utilizing these tools you may call our crisis line anytime at 1-800-346-7555.


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"With the help of VSS, you are empowered and encouraged to fight back and be pro-active. Then your conscience can be more at peace because you know you have taken some action to protest crimes inflicted on your loved one. It is sometimes your only consolation."

“The one takeaway for me in working with VSS is that it is a necessary organization. I know they are funded by grants and fundraisers but it’s something we need to make sure as a community that they have the funding needed because what they do for people in need doesn’t happen anywhere else. This is the only place that this happens and VSS helps with so many things.”

David Rose

Anchor, Q13 News and Host, Washington’s Most Wanted

“VSS is there when the unthinkable happens.  When a police officer knocks on your door and gives you tragic news, VSS helps navigate the court system, which can be very confusing. VSS is compassion, caring, and commitment. Commitment to once justice is done that victims and their families can move forward with their lives.”

Jennifer Gregerson

Mayor, City of Mukilteo

“VSS has been our partner in recovery and healing and a key part in what makes Mukilteo Strong. VSS has been a trusted advocate for the victims that have suffered so much in the community.  I’m so grateful to VSS as our partner in strength.”

Jon Nehring

Mayor, City of Marysville

“VSS is there for people in their darkest hour. At a time when they need an advocate and friend, VSS steps in to fill that gap and help them begin their journey back to some sense of normalcy.” 

Myrle Carner

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound

“This thing about closure. There is never really closure in a victim’s life but VSS helps individuals to get closer to that and that’s critical because the cops and the judicial system just move on to another case because they don’t have time. Victims live with this trauma forever so VSS is with them for as long as they need the services. VSS takes the time, more importantly, they really care."

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