Victim Services

Mission:

To protect the citizens of the Commonwealth and to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for staff and offenders in carrying out the mandates of the legislative and judicial processes; and, to provide opportunities for offenders to acquire skills which facilitate non-criminal behavior.

 VINE Court Service 

VINE Court Service is a free, anonymous, computer-based telephone and e-mail program that provides victims of crime two important services for upcoming court cases: Information and Notification. This service is available statewide on all misdemeanor and felony cases.    

What will VINE Court Service do for me?

You may call the VINE Court Service to hear information on a specific court case. You may register a phone number or e-mail address where you want to be notified when there is an upcoming court hearing or a scheduling change.

For detailed information regarding the case, contact your local Circuit Court Clerk. To view an online docket, you can visit the The Kentucky Court of Justice

If the offender is incarcerated, you may register with VINE to stay advised of the offender's custody status. You must register separately for each service.

*Please note that it is the responsibility of the registrant to keep up with his or her case number, including trailer number if applicable, and to keep the registration current.
Court Case Number Example

 

 Case Type

 

Trailer Number

 

 Arrow pointing to Case Type

 

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04 - CR - 003399 - 001

 Arrow pointing to Case Year

 

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 Year

 

 Case Number

 

VINE Court Service Facts

The offender will not know you are registered with VINE Court Service.
If you are not available, VINE will leave a message on an answering machine. Court event notification calls will only be made between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.
In order to register to receive court notifications, you must have the complete case number, including trailer number if applicable.
Court registrations are available statewide for misdemeanor and felony cases.
Do not leave a phone number with VINE that rings to a switchboard.
You can leave more than one phone number and e-mail with VINE Court Service.
If the offender is incarcerated, you may register with VINE to stay advised of the offender's custody status.

Registering with VINE Court Service

Call 800-511-1670 toll-free from a touch tone phone and follow the instructions. You can also register online at VINE or Kentucky Court of Justice and click on “VINE COURT SERVICES” to register for a court case. (To register your e-mail address, either visit one of the Web sites mentioned above or press 0 to speak with an operator.)
When searching for a court case, you can register your phone number to receive updates on court hearings. Enter the phone number where you want to be reached, including area code, followed by the (#) key, and you will receive updates when they become available.
When VINE asks, make up a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will be easy for you to remember. VINE will ask for the PIN when it calls you.
When VINE calls, listen to the message then enter your PIN when asked. Entering the PIN lets VINE know that you received the call, and will stop the service from calling you again.



For information and registration on currently incarcerated offenders, please navigate to the VINE page.

Also see...

Circuit Court Clerks
Link to the offical listing of Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks

 

Knowledge is Power

"VINE Court Notification provides accurate, timely information so that crime victims can stay apprised of the court cases and legal status of their alleged offenders," Chief Justice John D. Minton, Jr. said.  "VINE recognizes that knowledge is power, especially for crime victims."

 

Bureau of Justice Assistance

This project was supported by Grant No. 2008-VN-CX-0007 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the United States Department of Justice.

Link to the Bureau of Justice Assistance

 

Make VINE a part of your safety plan

Do not depend solely on the VINE service, or any other single program, for your protection.  Make VINE a part of your safety plan.