The California State Victim Notification service (VINE) helps victims of crime obtain information about the custody of their offender and is provided by this office and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). VINE is a free service that is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. VINE is available in English and Spanish and all registrations are confidential.
County Offender Registrations - At the county custody level, victims, next of kin and witnesses can call or visit online to obtain custody information and/or register with VINE to receive automatic notification of any change in custody.
State Prison Offender Registration Request for Notification - At the state prison custody level, victims, next of kin and witnesses can request to be registered for notification of release, death or escape. Also, victims and next of kin of indeterminate sentenced inmates can request notification of parole board hearings. Please note, victims, next of kin and witnesses will NOT be notified of offender transfers from one state prison to another state prison. All registration requests for notification will be reviewed by CDCR staff and you will be informed if your request for notification was approved or if more information is required for your request. If you are trying to identify an offender in state prison and there are multiple offenders with the same name or a very similar name, please contact CDCR Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services at 1-877-256-6877 for assistance. If you forget your PIN # for notification confirmation on CDCR offenders, please contact CDCR Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services at 1-877-256-6877.