Williams County Victims Assistance
Williams County Victim Assistance has been helping crime victims through difficult times since 1986. Our services are provided free of charge and on a confidential basis. Our Mission is to treat all victims and survivors of crime with dignity and compassion.
Ohio VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)
Welcome to the Ohio VINELink homepage. 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.
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.