October 16th, 2015 at 1pm
VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) is a nationally recognized victim notification system, which is currently in 47 states. Since the Colorado Constitutional Amendment for Victim Rights requires victim notification, this system has been implemented throughout most Colorado Jails. Explanations will be provided on how victims, advocates, and the public can register for easy victim notification. Learn of the importance of this program and why YOU need to understand how VINE works so you can pass this along to victims. A demonstration of how to register for VINE will be included.
There will also be a presentation on VINEWatch, which is the protected side of VINE, that gives law enforcement and victim advocates access to near real-time data that can be used to generate reports and notifications, track usage, register victims, and verify the timeliness of a notification. This class is a valuable tool for Victim Advocates, Law Enforcement, Victim Service Coordinators, Jail Administrators and DA Offices.
VINELink: A public website that allows users:
- Look-up adult offenders currently active in the VINE system
- Register to receive notification when there is a change in the offender status
- Can choose to be notified by a phone call, text message or email
- User had option to change phone number or pin number, and can delete their registration
- Local resource numbers available for victims
VINEWatch: A secure, administrative website that allows users:
- Look-up offenders currently active in the VINE system/Adults & Juveniles
- Register victims for notification for Adults and Juveniles
- Confirm notifications were sent to registrant
- Stop pending notifications
- Look up PIN numbers for a victim
- Ability to have notifications go out if system goes down
- Run multiple reports/statistics on usage of VINE for your county
Presented by Sharon Villanueva who works for the County Sheriffs of Colorado as the Project Manager for the Colorado VINE Program. She came to this role after 11 years as an Assistant Executive Director for the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police.