VINELink, Victim Information and Notification Everyday, is the national victim notification network.Their slogan: Victims Have The Right To Know
This service allows crime victims and other concerned citizens to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. Some states have the ability to display information in Spanish. VINE relays important custody status changes, court or arrest information in a matter of minutes to victims and other concerned citizens by phone, email, text message (SMS) or TTY device where available. The toggle for “English | Español” is in the upper right-hand corner of the VINE web site.
- Before you begin, you will need the offender’s booking ID number or personal information about the offender. It is easier and more efficient if you have the booking ID number, which you can obtain from the arresting police department. (Note: If the offender has been arrested a number of times, you want to make sure you have the correct arrest.)
- Select your state in the pull-down menu on the left side of the page at this VINELink. State information varies slightly, e.g., some states provide links to specific counties and jails. Select your choice and follow the prompts.
- You will then be prompted to enter the offender’s booking ID number. If you are tracking more than one offender, do each offender separately. But, complete each offender before starting another search.
PursuitSAFETY provided the VINElink to help you find the information you seek. Let us know if you need help.
PursuitSAFETY is a global organization that touches hearts and helps others. At our Family & Friends Connection, Margie Geier and Candy Priano give each other a heartfelt — and much needed — hug. After Margie’s brother, Johnny Kallmeyer, was killed as a result of a driver fleeing police in Ohio, Margie and Candy talked on the phone often, sometimes in the middle of the night. Also, Candy learned a lot about the Kallmeyer family since Margie’s parents had 13 children. Through family pictures, Candy fell in love with everything about the Kallmeyer family. Check out the family’s tribute to Johnny Kallmeyer at our special place on Kristie’s Law: Johnny Kallmeyer.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
The TDCJ Victim Services Division is dedicated to providing direct, personal service to victims and their families throughout Texas, as well as, assisting those outside our state to the best of our ability. It is our goal to assure victims that they are not left behind at the crime scene, but can be involved in all parts of the criminal justice system if desired.
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