Free Training Designed to Educate the Public About VINE(R)
Automated service notifies victims when offenders are released from jail
Appriss Inc. is offering free workshops about New York VINE, on
VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) is a free, anonymous phone and Web system that allows users to track the custody status of offenders in jail and register to be notified when an offender is released, transferred, or escapes. Information can be accessed in English and Spanish 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 1-888-VINE-4NY or www.vinelink.com. Operators are available around the clock to assist callers with registration and referrals to local victim services.
The workshops will include information about using VINE, new features of the system, and tips for promoting the service in the community.
Organizers say ongoing efforts to raise public awareness about VINE are critical because many victims of violent crimes are vulnerable to continued attacks by their offenders. For instance, late last year in
The workshops are free, but advance registration is required. To register, contact
VINE is a service of Appriss Inc., a
SOURCE Appriss Inc.