The Texas State Legislature passed HB 1572, which provided the Office of the Attorney General with funding for a new statewide notification service. Passage of this important bill means crime victims, and other concerned Texans, have a single source of current offender custody and district court information. VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) was selected to provide automated victim notification services.
At the legislative level, the Texas State Constitution guarantees crime victims the right to notification when their offender’s custody or district court status changes. On a personal level, the victim’s sense of safety, and willingness to take part in the criminal justice system, are enhanced by timely and accurate notification. A single, toll-free number will allow users to call for up-to-date offender custody and court information. Callers will also have the option to register for automatic notification when an offender’s custody or court status changes.
What is Texas Vine?
Provides basic information on jailed offenders and scheduled
Free service for crime victims and other concerned citizens.
Notifies registered users of changes in offender jail status
and court events.
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in English or Spanish.