Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
323 Center St. Ste 750 Little Rock, Ar 72201
Mon. - Fri. 8:00AM - 4:30PM
*Contact the prosecutor or law enforcement handling the case.
*Victims must request the rights they want to use.
*Victims' Rights are NOT mandated to be "automatically" implemented. Therefore, victims must request the rights they want to use.
It is helpful to write a letter or email to the prosecutor of the case in order to help remember what victims' rights were requested.
Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision (IVINS) allows for anonymous registration for victims of crimes caused by interstate offenders. Once registered, victims receive notification when the status of an offender changes. Examples of a change include change of address, departure from a state, or behavior resulting in the offender’s transfer back to the state where sentencing occurred.
IVINS offers a web portal that allows victim to self-register. Additionally, victims can manage how they choose to receive notification through phone, text, or email. The website for the IVINS service is accessible at http://ivins.interstatecompact.org.
In 1997, in response to the need for victims of crime to be informed, the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 1262, which requires victim notification of changes in an offenders’ custody status. In order to accomplish these notifications, legislation authorized the establishment of an automated system. This system is known as the Arkansas VINE program. The Arkansas VINE program is a free automated hotline that provides crime victims with information and notification 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
To register with ARKANSAS STATE WIDE VINE PROGRAM call 1-800-510-0415 or visit the website at http://www.vinelink.com.
VINE allows crime victims to access inmate information and to register for notification of inmate release. Access to this data is available by using any touch-tone telephone. By entering the Arrest Tracking Number, ADC Number, or the offender’s last name, the victim can find out if the offender is in custody, and be given the name and contact number of the custodial agency along with the parole eligibility date and sentence expiration date. Registration for notification is also available by using a touch-tone telephone. Once registered, the VINE system will notify the victim of changes in custody status as listed below. The system will call a registered victim every 30 minutes for 24 hours or until the victim confirms the notification by entering the correct PIN (Personal Identification Number) code.
For Further information: ARKANSAS STATEWIDE VINE system
The Arkansas Department of Correction notifies persons who register with the Department of Correction. This registration and notification are separate from the Statewide VINE system which is operated by Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC).
Notification for inmate events will be made as follows to all register victims:
Notification for parole/probation events will be made as follows to all registered victims:
To register with ARKANSAS STATE WIDE VINE PROGRAM call 1-800-510-0415
Any questions regarding notification and/or the VINE system should be directed to the Arkansas Department of Correction Victim Coordinator at 1-870-267-6677
For questions regarding the Arkansas Statewide VINE system contact VINE Program Coordinator for ACIC at 501-682-2222.
If A DEFENDANT IS LOCATED IN A SHERIFF'S OFFICE, CITY POLICE, OR ARKANSAS STATE HOSPITAL
Please feel free to contact those agencies regarding victims' rights.
Victims MUST ASK to be notified of release and other victims' rights. We suggest sending a certified letter or email to remind yourself of what victims' rights have been requested.
We are not lawyers nor is this legal advice.