Crime Victims Get Improved Service from VINE

The Michigan Division of Victim Services with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has launched an enhanced version of Michigan Victim Information and Notification Everyday (MI-VINE) that expands access to critical services for crime victims in Michigan.

MI-VINE is a free, confidential, 24-hour service that provides timely access to offender data for crime victims, their families, and the general public. VINE allows crime victims to receive notice of the custody status of an offender and provides access to reliable information about criminal cases.

Users can register to be notified of changes in the offender’s status, such as release, transfer, or escape.

MI-VINE has been serving victims since 1999 and has continued to evolve through advancements in technology. The enhanced MI-VINE service offers users innovative functionality, an improved user experience and expanded access to victim services. A key feature is the MI-VINE Service Provider Directory, which allows users to seek assistance and connect directly with both local and national victim service providers.

VINE is the nation’s leading victim notification network and provides crime victims and concerned citizens access to timely and reliable offender custody information through a toll-free telephone number, website or mobile application. Users may also register to receive automated notifications relating to changes in custody status via telephone, email or text message.

To learn more about the enhanced MI-VINE service, visit