Where is the offender?
Registration is not automatic – participation is voluntary
Register for Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE), our free, confidential, automated public notification system that provides notifications about an offender’s current custody status and location. VINE is first and foremost a service for victims of the crime(s) for which the offenders are currently serving time. Others invited to use VINE include:
- Law enforcement, judges and prosecutors
- Agencies that protect children and collect child support
- Victim and offender family and friends
- Anyone who feels threatened by one of our offenders, such as an “ex” who is a victim of domestic violence or stalking, even if the offender was not convicted of these high-risk offenses.
VINE will notify you by phone, email, text message, mobile app, or TTY (for the hearing impaired.) You choose any or all of these method(s).
Register here for VINE.
DOC notification is offered in addition to VINE for direct victims and their immediate families (parents, spouses, siblings, and children or one adult guardian), and witnesses to the crime. Eligibility will be verified through court records.
Register online via the state eGovernment site at https://app.mt.gov/victimnotification. If you prefer to register by mail, download a notification form and mail, fax or email it to one of the addresses provided on the form.
Let us know if you change phones or addresses
If your address, email address or phone number changes, contact us by phone, fax, mail or email to let us know. We cannot notify you of the offender’s status if you do not report changes in your address, email address or telephone number.
If at any time you wish to discontinue your participation in the DOC or VINE notification service, please submit a written request to our office by mail or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.