The Nevada attorney general's office on Friday said it is working with the Nevada Sheriffs and Chiefs Association to bring the state's new automated victim information and notification system, known as Nevada VINE, live across the state.
Esmeralda County already has gone live with the system, the office said in a statement. Carson City, Lyon County and Douglas County are to come online later this month.
When their counties go live, users can contact Nevada VINE at 888-268-8463 or at www.vinelink.com to track the custody status of an offender or register to be notified by phone or e-mail if an offender is transferred, released or escapes. Operators will be available around the clock to help victims who need help getting offender information or registering for notification. The service is free and anonymous.
Nevada VINE will connect with the state's county jails, the Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole, and other law enforcement agencies throughout Nevada.
The attorney general's office received a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance to launch the statewide VINE system and has contracted with Appriss Inc., a Louisville, Ky.-based technology company, to provide the service.
Nevada joins 40 other states that have launched statewide VINE services.