VINE Facts

All About the VINE System
  • The offender will not know you are registered.
  • If you are not home, VINE will leave a message on your answering machine / voice mail. If there is no answer, VINE will keep calling back until you enter your PIN or until 24-48 hours have passed.
  • Since VINE calls automatically when an offender’s custody status changes, a registered victim may get a call from VINE at any time.
  • Do not leave a phone number with VINE that rings to a switchboard.
  • The DeKalb County VINE service only includes offenders in the DeKalb County Jail.
  • Do not depend only on the VINE service, or any other single program, for your protection. Make VINE a part of your safety plan.
  • You can register up to two phone numbers (cell, pagers, etc.) with the VINE system. Simply call and register each number.
  • The VINE system can only confirm information and supply notification on offenders in custody. If there is a time lapse in the offender being booked into the jail, the VINE system can not verify custody. This is important when an offender has an opportunity to make a quick, pre-set bond.
  • A person must register for notification for each arrest and/or booking of an offender. For example, if the offender is arrested on subsequent charges or an offender is going back to jail to serve time on a sentence, you must re-register for notification.