Crime Victim Notification

In accordance with the Michigan Crime Victim’s Rights Act, the victim has the right to be notified if the defendant is being released, moved to another facility, transferred to a community corrections program or escapes from custody.  

If you are a victim of a crime you can request to be notified if the status of an inmate's incarceration changes through:

Michigan VINE

MI-VINE is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. VINE is a solution that lets victims of crime and other concerned citizens access timely and reliable information regarding offenders. It is offered free of charge to registrants, is completely confidential, and features multiple language support. Offering peace of mind, the VINE service lets victims call a toll-free number, visit, or use the VINELink™ mobile app to anonymously check on an offender’s custody status.   Users may also register through the Michigan State's toll-free number 800-770-7657. 

For more information about Michigan VINE Service click here for a PDF brochure.