Victim Notification

What is VINE?

The statewide automated system providing Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) is a program provided in collaboration by the Department of Labor, Attorney General's Office and Kansas' Sheriff's Association. VINE is a solution that lets victims of crime and other concerned citizens access timely and reliable information regarding offenders. It is offered free of charge to registrants, is completely confidential, and features multiple language support.  This can be done over the phone, through the Internet, or by e-mail. Victims can call to inquire about the current status of an inmate and register to be notified immediately in the event of an offender's release, escape, or transfer.

Funding for the program is supplied by the Kansas Department of Labor (DOL) with the purpose of implementing, sustaining or enhancing automated victim notification programs. Kansas DOL received a grant and selected Appriss™ to provide the patented VINE technology to county jails in Kansas.

The Kansas Statewide Victim Notification service (KS-VINE) has been implemented in county jails across Kansas. Please visit the website to see which counties have implemented KS-VINE to date.

For notification on offenders housed at the Kansas Department of Correction, please contact the Kansas Department of Corrections, Office of Victim Services at 1-866-404-6732.

Offender custody info can be accessed by the following: