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 Statistics and Victim-Related Statutes

2014 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  1,183,463 Searches for Offenders 
     264,992 by Phone
     877,653 by website
     100,818 by Mobile App

Right Arrow Picture  278,172 Notifications made to Victims
     121,766 by Phone
     156,406 by Email

Right Arrow Picture  77,547 New Victim Registrations
     4,559 by  phone
     64,517 by website
     3,336 with Operator Assistance
     5,135 by Mobile App

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

KRS 197.170 Release of Prisoner - Parties to be Notified

KRS 237.095 Brady Bill - Persons Barred from Purchasing Firearms

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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