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.


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Welcome to 

The Victim Services Branch
Serving the Commonwealth One Victim at a Time

The Victim Services Branch (VSB) is committed to assisting victims and survivors throughout the duration of their offender's incarceration and supervision. We are dedicated to ensuring that crime victims are treated with dignity and respect.

A victim's need for assistance does not stop once an offender has been sentenced. In fact, it continue throughout an offender's incarceration, and VSB is the arm of Corrections which handles those requests for assistance.

Victim advocates from VSB work with victims daily as they attempt to locate information about their offender. We also travel the state to educate those involved in the criminal justice system about the VINE service - with the goal that all victims are aware of the protection the service offers.

In addition to managing the Commonwealth's VINE, VINE Court Service, and VINE Protective Order programs, the Victim Services Branch also provides essential, victim-related services, including: victim hearings with Parole Board; explanation of inmate release dates and release type; restitution information; awareness training for criminal justice and other victim service professionals; referrals and victims' rights services. For a complete listing of services, click on our VSB Services page.

If you are a victim of a crime, please contact our office to ensure you are registered for assistance.


VSB Brochures

Click on the following brochures to download:


OVS Brochure in English OVS Brochure in English

VSB-VINE Brochure
in English

VSB-VINE Brochure
in Spanish





Site Information

Some of the links on this site may resolve to non-governmental agencies.   External pages are not controlled by the Department of Corrections or the Commonwealth of Kentucky.   

Victim Information
and Notification


VINE can provide you with the following information:

  • Current location of incarcerated offender
  • Release date
  • Escape and recapture status
  • Parole eligibility date
  • Furlough
  • Work release and return

Register now for VINE




Contact Us

Victim Services Branch
Kentucky Department of Corrections

Phone: 502-564-5061
Toll Free: 877-OVS-6818
FAX: 502-564-5642
Send us an email


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