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Iowa Victim Information & Notification Everyday (IowaVINE)

Iowa Victim Information & Notification Everyday (IowaVINE) is a free and anonymous notification service that provides victims of crime two important features: information and notification.

Across the state, crime victims and other concerned parties use IowaVINE for access to timely and reliable information about the custody status of an offender.  Victims can receive automated notification by telephone, the Internet, or email 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  By telephone, victims can always contact a live operator who is trained in victim services.

How To Register

To register for IowaVINE notifications click here or call 1-888-7-IAVINE.

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DO NOT depend solely on IowaVINE for protection from the offender.  If you feel you may be at risk, contact your local law enforcement agency or your local victim service program for immediate support.

IowaVINE Help

If you need help or have questions about a notification with VINE, call the VINE helpline 1-888-742-8463 and press 'or contact Program Coordinator Gretchen Brown-Waech at  .

IowaVINE Facts

IowaVINE is a crime victim information and notification system that tracks criminals who are in custody in a county jail or state prison. Anyone can register to be notified when an offender:

  • Is taken into custody (arrested and taken into jail or prison).
  • Is released from jail or prison.
  • Is transferred to another jail or prison. 
  • Has escaped.
  • Has died.

Additionally, IowaVINE is:

  • Free,
  • Anonymous,
  • Confidential, and
  • Available 24/7 through electronic notifications. 



IowaVINE Links


To view a VINE tutorial video, click here.
Click here to see an IowaVINE statewide status map.  The IowaVINE operational status of each county jail is displayed on the map.
Click here to display and print an IowaVINE fact sheet.
Click here to display a quick reference guide on how to register for IowaVINE.
Click for a sample IowaVINE Brochure in English or Spanish.  To order brochures, email CVAD info.

Iowa's Victim Rights Law

Iowa Code section 915.16 provides that a county sheriff or other person in charge of the local jail or detention facility shall notify a registered victim of the following:

  • The offender’s release from custody on bail and the terms or conditions of the release.
  • The offender’s final release from local custody.
  • The offender’s escape from custody.
  • The offender’s transfer from local custody to custody in another locality.


Contact Information
Office of the Attorney General of Iowa
Victim Assistance Section
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: 515-281-5044
Toll-Free: 800-373-5044
FAX: 515-281-8199

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