If you are the victim of a crime, you have the right to know what's happening with your case and the offender.
Your Rights as a Victim
The Texas Constitution provides victims of crime with the right, upon their request, to receive notice about court proceedings and the conviction, sentence, imprisonment, and release of the accused.
Texas Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE)
Texas VINE will automatically notify registered persons via a toll-free number and website of suspect/offender status and court event changes. Texas VINE automatically notifies registered users in English or Spanish whenever one of the following situations occurs:
- The suspect/offender is released or transferred
- A court event has been set or changed
- There is a change in custody status, such as death or escape
Note: While Texas VINE is a valuable informational tool, it isn’t a guarantee of safety.
Contacting Texas VINE
Visit the Texas VINE website for more information.
You can also call us at (877) TX4-VINE (894-8463).
For information about offenders who are in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) custody or on parole/mandatory supervision, contact TDCJ Victim Services Division at (800) 848-4284 or by email at [email protected].