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  • I AM NOT ALONE

    I have the peace of mind I deserve with CRIME VICTIM ALERTS.

    I AM NOT ALONE

    I have the peace of mind I deserve with CRIME VICTIM ALERTS.

  • NOW I KNOW

    I only have about 45 minutes to evade retaliation, but I’m prepared with CRIME VICTIM ALERTS.

    NOW I KNOW

    I only have about 45 minutes to evade retaliation, but I’m prepared with CRIME VICTIM ALERTS.

  • I AM IN CONTROL

    I have a safety plan, I know my options and I’m prepared with CRIME VICTIM ALERTS.

    I AM IN CONTROL

    I have a safety plan, I know my options and I’m prepared with CRIME VICTIM ALERTS.

I am Not Alone

The NYS Sheriffs’ Institute is committed to helping crime victims by providing notification systems and resources.

Victim Notification - Learn More

Order of Protection Notification System

Order of Protection Notification System

The 45-minute period after an Order of Protection is served is crucial for a victim. Our Order of Protection Notification System allows domestic violence victims to be notified by phone, text message, or e-mail when an Order is served, providing the information they need to take appropriate precautions for themselves and their loved ones. This free service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

How it Works

Court issues Order of Protection (OP).

Register here  to be notified when the OP is served by law enforcement.

Law Enforcement serves the OP.

OP Notification is triggered and notifies the victim by text, email, or phone.

Inmate Release Notification System

Inmate Release Notification System

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Crime victims often are haunted by thoughts of their offender. Knowing their custody status can provide peace of mind. Our Inmate Release Notification System monitors offenders in New York’s jails so victims can anonymously look up offenders and register to receive notification of change in custody status by phone, email, or text message. This free service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Now I Know

Look Up Offenders

Go to vinelink.com or make a toll-free call to 1-888-VINE-4-NY to immediately learn the custody status of any offender housed in any of New York’s County Jails or Correctional Facilities.

Look Up an Offender

Register to be Notified

Register online to be notified via phone, text or email when the offender’s status changes. The offender will never know you are registered.

Get the Message

I am in Control

Resources for Crime Victims

NY Sheriffs’ Victim Service Provider Directory

Resources for Crime Victims

If you feel you are in immediate danger, call 911 immediately.

If you think someone is monitoring your devices, visit this website from a computer, tablet, or smartphone that isn't being monitored. Exit from this website and delete it from your browser history.

If you are a victim of crime or abuse, our crime victim alerts are just one part of your safety plan. For help creating your safety plan and for more information about resources available to you, visit our resources page.

To connect with crime victim service agencies in your county, visit the NY Sheriffs’ Victim Service Provider Directory. Select “continue as guest.”