Victim Services


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 Statistics and Victim-Related Statutes 

2007 VINE Statistics

Victims, law enforcement officials, and citizens of the Commonwealth use VINE to monitor an offender’s custody status and release dates.

Right Arrow Picture  1,149,170 Searches for Offenders 
     510,355 by Phone
     638,815 by website

Right Arrow Picture  52,358 Notifications made to Victims
     34,598 by Phone
     17,760 by Email

Right Arrow Picture  28,865 New Victim Registrations
     10,600 by  phone
     14,188 by website
     4,077 with Operator Assistance

Right Arrow Picture  831,451 Victim calls processed by VINE


Kentucky State Statutes Related to Victims

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has legislated and enacted many statutes that provide rights, privileges, information, and notification for victims of crimes.  Click on the following links to open specific Kentucky statutes regarding victims.

KRS 421.500 Definition of Victim and Victim Rights

KRS 196.280 Provision of Information and Notification for Victims

KRS 61.878 Protection of Victim Information

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Crime Victims' Ten Core Rights

  • The right to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • The right to notification and information.
  • The right to be present.
  • The right to be heard.
  • The right to reasonable protection from intimidation and harm.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to information and referral.
  • The right to apply for victim compensation (for violent crime victims).
  • The right to speedy proceedings.
  • Special rights and protections.

From the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, National Victim Assistance Academy, 2006


Offender Information

Link to Kentucky Offender Onliine Lookup