Unless you are a lawyer, judge, or courthouse/law enforcement
employee, having to go to court is often inconvenient, time-consuming,
and confusing. And when you are a victim of a serious crime, such as
domestic violence or
abuse, court can be frightening.
In the aftermath of a serious crime, it may be a relief to
see the offender booked into jail and charged, but when you
realize that you have to be face-to-face with that same offender
in court, that relief can quickly turn to fear.
With the whirlwind of emotions following a crime and
offender’s charge, it may become difficult to understand all of the
necessary legal proceedings, let alone remember all of the dates,
times, and places where your presence is required. Fortunately, technology can help
victims during these confusing and stressful times by helping to
break down barriers, which gives them the best chance of receiving the
justice they deserve.
Since 1994, VINE has been
protecting and informing victims, and today, VINE is the number one
victim notification network in the United States. VINE provides
automated notifications on an offender’s custody status, with data
from more than 2,900 jails and prisons. In an effort to expand their
victim services, VINE now offers VINE Courts™.
Much like the timely and reliable incarceration updates that
VINE provides, VINE Courts provides automated notifications for the
most up-to-date information on court proceedings like hearing times,
venue or date changes, and other critical events. However, this
expanded service does more than notify victims of court details.
Here are three key benefits that VINE Courts offers:
Going to court is a major stressor for most people,
especially for victims, but with VINE Courts, victims
can receive peace of mind through the streamlined information of
upcoming court proceedings. Victims receive 24/7/365 access to the
most up-to-date information about upcoming hearing times, locations,
court information, and more, which allows them to focus less on
logistics and more on healing.
VINE Courts helps victims, families, advocates, law
enforcement, and the judicial system as a whole with always-on
access to court information for the entire lifecycle of proceedings,
allowing this trauma-informed service to greatly improve the chances
that justice is served.
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