VINE Program (Victim Information Notification Everyday)
BSO's Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) is a free, anonymous, 24-hour, computer-based telephone service for victims of crimes. The VINE program is designed to provide easy access to offender information and to an offender's custody status changes.
For inmate custody information, call 1-877-VINE-4-FL (1-877-846-3435) and follow the prompts. VINE informs a caller if an offender is still in custody, the offender's bail amount and the name of the facility where the offender is being held. Live operator assistance is also available.
Callers may also choose to register for automated notification via phone when an offender is arrested, released, transferred, escapes or dies. To register, callers enter the phone number at which they wish to be reached and are then asked for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for use during notification. The service will automatically call when one of the above events occurs.
Only offenders in Broward County jails are included in the Broward County VINE service. Offenders in another county's jails or in state or federal custody facilities are not included in this program.
The Broward Sheriff's Office strongly encourages victims of crimes to NOT depend solely on VINE or any other single program to maintain their safety.
- Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Victim Notification Program - Get notified regarding a criminal alien's release from custody.
- Victim Services Unit Main Page
- Protection from Domestic Violence
- Victim Services Volunteer Program
- Other agencies / organizations that can help
- Restraining Orders
- Protecting Yourself
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