WHAT IS TEXAS VINE?
Victim Information and Notification Everyday.
- Provides basic information on jailed suspects/offenders and their scheduled court events
- Notifies registered users of changes in jail status and court events
- Free service for crime victims and other concerned citizens
- Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in English and Spanish
REGISTERING FOR NOTIFICATION
TEXAS VINE allows you to register for automatic notification of court events and changes in county jail status. You may need to register separately for each type of notification.
When you register, you will be asked to provide two things:
- Phone number where you wish to be notified. Register as many numbers as you like, including you home and work phone. Do not register a phone that rings to a receptionist or a switch board.
- Four-digit PIN (Personal Identification Number). Use the PIN you already have chosen. You may use the same PIN with each phone number you register.
RECEIVING A NOTIFICATION CALL
Texas VINE will automatically notify 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
HOW DO I MAKE THE 1ST CALL?
Easy just click on VINELINK and follow the prompts, or call 1.877.894.8463. Call or log on 24 hours a day for information on county jail status and court events. Register to be automatically notified of court events and changes in jail status. Receive information on both suspects and offenders in county jails.
Make Texas Vine part of your safety plan. The suspect/offender will not know you are registered with Texas Vine. However, do not depend only on Texas Vine, or any single program, for your protection.
PREPARING TO SIGN UP FOR TEXAS VINE
(IF YOU ARE USING A TELEPHONE)
- When you first access Vine, you will identify the suspect/offender by entering the person’s name as a number. To do this, match each letter of the name to a number using the telephone keypad. Use 1 for “Q” and “Z” For example “John” is 5646.
- You can get the court case number from your local District Attorney’s Office.
- The Booking Number is a unique identifying number assigned by law enforcement when a person is booked into the county jail. You will be given the offender’s booking number the first time you access the system. If you forget the booking number, you can still access VINE information by entering the person’s name in number format.
- Select a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that is easy to remember.
VINE information may also be accessed here on our website at VINELINK
Once you have clicked on VINELINK and you are on the site map, click on the state of Texas. On the next page click on “search and register”. On the next page click on “choose facility” and in the scroll box scroll down until you get to Grayson County. Then page down with your mouse until you get to the name and birth date of the offender. Enter that information and click search.
If offender information comes up the click on the offenders name and the system will send you to the registration page. Register you phone number and your Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Be sure to make a note of your PIN number. The VINE system will make calls to the number (s) entered into the system every two hours for a twenty – four 24 hour period.