Benton County, Oregon

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Printed on Oct 31, 2014 @ 4:32 PM

Benton County Jail – Victim Notification Network

Victim Information and Notification Everyday

VineLinkVINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. This allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.

Victims and other concerned citizens can also register to be notified by phone, e-mail, text message (SMS) or TTY device when an offender's custody status changes. Users can also register through their participating state or county toll-free number. Victims can access offender custody status information and register to be notified immediately on the inmate’s status.

Using VINE

Dial 1-877-674-8463 and listen for instructions or you can visit the VINE website.

What Does VINE Do?

VINE will tell you if an offender is in the custody of the Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon Youth Authority, and the Benton County Jail. It will also provide you with other important custody and/or probation and parole information.

VINE will even notify you when the offender has been released, transferred escapes, dies or has any change in parole or probation status. For further information, contact the Benton County Sheriff's Office.

Benefits of VINE

  • Victims have free, anonymous access to critical data at all times
  • Around-the-clock support from live operators who assist victims and monitor all VINE systems
  • Saves taxpayers money by eliminating the need to manually notify victims, allowing staff to focus on their core responsibilities

VINE

How V.I.N.E. Works

  • VINE communicates with jail and prison booking systems in near real-time, transmitting updated information to the Appriss Data Network
  • Crime victims and the general public can access the information by calling a local toll-free number, or logging onto www.vinelink.com, any time of the day or night
  • Victims can inquire whether an offender is held in jail as well as the facility's location
  • Users can register to be notified immediately of a change in the offender's status, such as release, transfer, or escape
  • When a notification is triggered, VINE automatically calls the number or numbers the victim has provided
  • Calls continue for a designated period of time, or until the victim enters a four-digit PIN
  • Victim advocates and law enforcement agencies have access to VINEWatch, an administrative portal that provides usage statistics and other essential management tools