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VINE- Victim Notification

Victim Information & Notification Everyday – 1-877-411-5588 or

Victim Information and Notification Everyday (V.I.N.E.) is a free, anonymous, telephone service that provides two important features:  information and notification,

For offender custody information, call 1-877-331-8463 and follow the prompts or  V.I.N.E. will quickly tell the caller if the offender is still in custody.  You may call the V.I.N.E. from any touch-tone telephone, anytime, to check on an offender’s custody status.
Callers may then choose to register for an automatic notification call when an offender has a custody change such as:

  • Release
  • Escape
  • Transfer
  • Unsupervised status
  • Home Incarceration
  • Work Release

To register, callers simply enter the phone number, including area code, where you want to be reached.  You will then be asked to enter a Personal Identification Number  (PIN) for use during notification.

Placer County V.I.N.E. Service- Questions and Answers

  • Having problems finding Placer County?
Click on, click on the Sate of California, and under “Select the site of interest;” click on CA State VINE-Various Counties and CA Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

  • How do I participate in the VINE Service?

To find an offender or register for notification, you must call the V.I.N.E. Service directly from a touch-tone telephone.  For assistance, call the VINE toll-free number and speak to an operator.

  • What is a PIN?

The PIN (Personal identification Number) is a four-digit number chosen by the caller to be used to stop notification calls from V.I.N.E..  The PIN should be a number that is easy to remember.  Entering a PIN is the only the only way to confirm and stop VINE Notification calls.

  • What if I’m not at home or my telephone is busy when V.I.N.E. calls?

The VINE service will keep trying to reach you.  If there is no answer or the line is busy, V.I.N.E. will continue to call every half hour for 24 hours.  V.I.N.E. will leave a message on an answering machine, but will continue to call every two hours up to a 24-hour period until a PIN is entered to stop the notification calls.  Since V.I.N.E. calls automatically when an offender’s custody status changes, notification calls may come in the middle of the night.

  • Can I register more than one telephone number with V.I.N.E.?

Yes.  Your family, friends and other concerned persons may also check on offender status and register for notification.  Each registration is separate and requires a PIN.

  • Does V.I.N.E. guarantee my safety?

The V.I.N.E. service is designed to provide you with quick and easy access to offender information and to alert you when an offender’s custody status changes.  Do not depend solely on V.I.N.E. or any other single program for your safety.

  • Which offenders are monitored by the V.I.N.E. Service?

V.I.N.E. monitors offenders housed in the Placer County Jail and several surrounding counties.  For information on which counties are participating in V.I.N.E., call the toll free number and speak to an operator