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The VINElink system is an information and notification resource that provides users the ability to search for information  about an offender's custody status and register to receive notification when a change in status occurs. The VINE service is provided to the citizens of Ohio by  the office of the Attorney General, Buckeye State Sheriff's Association, Ohio  Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, and Ohio Department of Youth  Services.

In 1998, Ohio implemented one of the nation's first automated  victim notification systems. In addition to this online tool, Ohio also offers a  free and anonymous telephone service that provides victims of crime with two  important features: information and notification. Information is provided 24  hours a day, 365 days a year. Live operators are available to assist callers.

This toll-free number is 1-800-770-0192   |     TTY : (866) 847-1298

Please note: Information on  juvenile inmates in the Department of Youth Services is not available in VINELink. For juvenile information, please contact the Office of Victim Services with the Department of Youth Services at 1-800-872-3132.

Some facilities  are able to provide a scheduled release date. The scheduled release date may  change, depending upon a number of factors. You may want to contact the VINE  service as the date gets near to find out if it has been changed. If you sign up  for a notification you will be notified when the offender is discharged.

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