VINE

Victim Information and Notification Everyday Overview
Victim Information and Notification Everyday is a free service that provides victims of crime two important features; information and notification. VINE will monitor the custody status of offenders in the DeKalb County Jail. Information is available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

VINE is an automated system but it is supported by 24-hour operator assistance if you need additional help or you speak a language other than English. Crime victims may register directly with VINE by calling the toll-free number at (800) 398-2916, using a touch-tone phone or on their website.

Information Retrieval
Anyone can call the DeKalb County VINE service to determine the custody status of an offender. Callers will need a touch-tone phone to use the service. To search for an offender through the VINE system, callers will need to provide the system with one or more of the following items:
  • Offender name / alias (date of birth, if there are multiple offenders with the same name)
  • Offender number
Information Obtained When Calling the VINE System
  • Current offender status
  • Offender number, if searched by name
  • Location of offender
Notification Registration
Notification Registration is for custody status (i.e., released, transferred, escape, capture):
  • If the offender is in jail, you can leave your phone number or email to be contacted when they are released. Enter the phone number and/or email where you want to be reached, including area code, followed by the pound (#) key.
  • You will make up a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) code that will be easy to remember. VINE will ask you for the PIN code when it calls you to verify within the system that the correct person received the notification and will stop the system from continuous calling.
Coming Soon: VINE for Courts
We are in the process of developing VINE for automated court hearing notifications. Check back here in the Summer of 2016 for further details.