PA SAVIN (Pennsylvania’s Victim Notification Service)
This free service can let you know if a particular offender is in jail and give you other important custody information. Once you sign up, it can call or text you at the phone number provided or e-mail you, to let you know when that offender is released, transferred or escapes.
How to sign up:
1) Call 1-866-9PA-SAVIN (1-866-972-7284) and follow the instructions. The hearing impaired should call TTY: 1-866-847-1298. Registration can also be done online at www.vinelink.com.
2) You can request to be notified if the offender is released, transferred, or escapes.
3) If you request to be notified by call or text, you will need to create a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) code that will be easy for you to remember. Write it down and put it in a safe place. The service will ask for the PIN code when it calls or texts you. You will also need this PIN to change or cancel your registration.
4) When the service calls, listen to the message. When asked, enter your PIN code plus the pound (#) key. Entering the PIN lets the service know that you got the call, and will stop the service from calling you again. If you do not enter the code, the system will not recognize that you heard the message so it will continue to call you.
For more information or to register an e-mail address go to www.vinelink.com.
Free Vinemobile App to Track Offenders
Vine App “Vinemobile” makes it much easier to track and be notified of the status of offenders in county correctional institutions and the PA State Prison System. This mobile app is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play and can be downloaded on Android and iPhone devices. Vinemobile is completely free and anonymous for users, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. While the app is similar to Vinelink, it is an “app friendly” format. With the app, victims, prosecutors, law enforcement, and concerned citizens can obtain up-to date offender status and search for offenders by first and last names or by age/gender. Through the app, individuals can register to receive notifications whenever there is a change in an offender’s status through phone, email, or text. The app also provides access to PA’s victim services as well as other emergency numbers with a single tap.
More Information: https://apprisssafety.com/solutions/vine/