If You’re the Victim of a Crime
Indiana Code (IC) 35-40-4-8 defines the term “victim” as “…a person that has suffered harm as a result of a crime that was perpetrated directly against the person.”
VINE is a free service offered by the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association that is available to all Indiana residents who have been the victim of a crime.
Indiana Statewide VINE
VINE Service Number : (866) 959-8463
VINELink is the online version of VINE. This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. Victims and other concerned citizens can also register to be notified by phone, email, text message (SMS) or TTY device when an offender’s custody status changes. Users can also register through their participating state or county toll-free number.
Victims of crime have the right to be free from intimidation. Please contact the Indiana Department of Corrections’ Victim Services Division at (317) 232-5749 or (800) 447-5604, if you have been harassed or threatened by an offender.