LAS VEGAS –
Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announces that with the joining of the City of Henderson, the Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE) service
is available statewide. Henderson residents are now able to access the state’s free and anonymous automated victim information and notification service.
“I am pleased that VINE is now available statewide,” said Masto. “This invaluable tool brings safety, security, and peace of mind to victims and their families. I encourage Nevadans, especially those living in Henderson, to attend a free training to learn how this service will protect them.”
“VINE is a powerful new resource in the Henderson Police Department’s arsenal for keeping residents safe,” said Henderson Police Chief Patrick Moers. “Victims, their families and witnesses to crimes should feel more secure knowing they can sign up to be notified when an offender is released from the Henderson Detention Center.”
Free trainings are available for law enforcement, victim service providers, and the public to learn about the service. The training will discuss the history and need for up to date information on the status of the offender, demonstrate how to use VINE and the VINE App, and discuss victim information trends locally and nationally.
Trainings will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 6 at the Henderson Police Department, North Station – Training Room (225 E. Sunset Road, Henderson), and 9 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 5 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Grant Sawyer Building - Room 4500 (555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas).
To RSVP for a training email Anita Duerson [firstname.lastname@example.org] by July 30 and include the location and session you will attend, your name, title and email address.
From January 2013, to the present, Nevada VINE made 211,881 phone calls to registrants, and delivered 12,928 emails to registrants. There were 353,157 searches for offenders in the system, with 36,189 searches being conducted through the newly launched VINEMobile app. During this time frame, there were 20,824 new registrations.
VINE provides free, confidential access to offender custody information by phone and online. Registered users can be notified by phone or email when an offender is released from jail or prison. Sign up by calling the toll-free number (888) 2NV-VINE (888-268-8463) or by visiting www.vinelink.com
.– From news release