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Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE)

"Victims Have a Right to Know"

What is VINE?

VINE is an information service that can provide you with information on the custody status of offenders and upcoming court hearing dates either by telephone (1-866-634-8463) or through It is a fully automated system, available in English and Spanish 24 hours a day. Operator assistance in using the VINE system is also available by telephone 24 hours a day.

How does VINE work?

A national Call Center located in Louisville, KY constantly monitors offender and court case activity through a connection with local booking and court case management systems. Updated offender records are automatically sent to the center as often as every 15 minutes.

Using VINE

The VINE Access Chart provides two detailed tables. The first chart explains how you can obtain the custody status of an offender. The second table explains how you can get the date of an upcoming court hearing. Access the VINE Charts

Automatic Notification

There are two types of automatic notification (see charts for details):

  1. E-mail notification:
    You will be sent one e-mail notification for each change in custody status.
  2. Telephone notification:
    Your telephone number will be called by the VINE automated notification system. You will be asked to enter your PIN number to verify receipt of information. If a PIN verification is not received a message will be left on your answering service/machine (if available) and the service will continue to call you at regular intervals for up to 24 hours in an attempt to get PIN verification.

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The Maryland State VINE

Maryland State VINE services are provided by:

Cooperating Agencies

Do not depend solely on VINE or any other single service for your protection. Please contact your local State's Attorney's Office for additional notification information that may be available in your area.

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