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
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
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
Idaho Sheriffs' Association
1087 W. River St. Ste100
Boise, ID 83702