Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Crime Victims and the General Public can now get automatically notified of an offender's court proceedings.

07-19-11 Crime Victims and the General Public can now get automatically notified of an offender's court proceedings.

The following information was released today by the Idaho Sheriff's Association:

IDAHO COURTS PROVIDE COURT DATA TO STATEWIDE AUTOMATED VICTIM INFORMATION NOTIFICATION SERVICE called
VINE (Victim Information & Notification Everyday)

    Boise, July 19, 2011 - The Idaho Sheriffs' Association and Idaho Courts announced today that Crime Victims and the General Public can now register to be automatically notified of an offender's court proceedings.

    Idaho VINE is currently linked to 36 Idaho County Jails and the Department of Correction, enabling Crime Victims to register with the VINE system to be automatically notified via email or telephone of an offender's incarceration status. Recently the Idaho Supreme Court Repository linked into VINE to provide offender court information as well.

    Idaho's Constitution provides Crime Victims the right to prior notification of trial court, appellate and parole proceedings and, upon request, to information about the sentence, incarceration and release of the defendant.

    In 2010, 109,501 people were booked into Idaho's jails and Department of Correction.  During the same time period, there were 95,760 felony and misdemeanor cases filed in Idaho's courts.  Most of these arrests and criminal cases involve victims.

    Through VINE, Crime Victims can register to receive automated notifications regarding court proceedings and custody status by phone or e-mail by calling the toll-free number 1-866-9VINE-ID (1-866-984-6343) or visiting the website www.vinelink.com.

 

Idaho Sheriffs' Association
1087 W. River St. Ste100
Boise, ID 83702
208-287-0001
idahosheriffsassociation.com