Victim Assistance (VINE Program) Hot line number (1-877-634-8463 /1-877-NE-4-VINE)
Getting timely and complete information can help the ongoing fear and concerns for the safety of victims of crime.
Information about the location of an offender involved plays a large part in both the physical and mental well being of victims. The Omaha Police Department is participating in a statewide victim notification system that will let victims receive information about the inmate's status.
The system is called Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE). VINE provides all victims of crime and others, continuous access to vital inmate information over the telephone or by email notification. By calling a toll free number or going to the website a crime victim, or anyone, can determine current status of a person or register to be automatically notified of the release, transfer or escape of an inmate.
VINE will monitor the custody status of adult inmates in all county jails and state prisons in Nebraska. Updated information is available 24 hours a day. VINE is available in English and Spanish and supported by 24-hour operator assistance.
Anyone may call the Nebraska State VINE Hot line to determine the custody status of an inmate.
should know the inmate's name or booking number
may call as often as they like
do not have to register when calling
can remain anonymous
have the option to register for automated telephone notification or email notification
If there is a change in an inmate's status in the criminal justice system, the caller will be notified by the automated telephone system or by email.
Apps for Android or Iphone devices are available from the website.
For customer service, technical assistance or to report a possible problem call the VINE Customer Service Department at 1-800-865-4314.
For more information on this and other topics, contact the Victim Assistance Squad at (402) 444-4597.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers a Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. Victims and witnesses are required to register with HSI in order to recieve notifaction of a criminal alien's release.
For more information and to register for the program go to: