When faced with the sheer number of crimes committed against victims daily, victim service providers might feel like they’re always playing catch up. As a company that has provided timely information to victims for more than 25 years, we have seen firsthand what victims go through, along with the challenges victim service providers face in helping them.
There are many resources available for victims, yet statistics show that fewer than 1 in 10 victims of serious violent crime receive assistance from a victim service agency.* Additionally, there is currently no central website or mobile application that lists services for all types of crime. The VINE™ Service Provider Directory aims to bridge this gap by providing access to unified resources from a central place and making it easier for a victim to locate assistance. Victims can search for state and national-level organizations by name or the services they offer, add preferred service providers to a list of contacts, or utilize an intuitive, guided search to assist in locating local services critical to their recovery.
The directory positively impacts both current and new VINE registrants, as well as adding an additional layer of help for many others who may not know their offender or may not need to register for notifications. By connecting victims to service providers of all types, we hope to ease the isolation that many victims feel. When they come to the new version of VINE, they will be assured that there are service providers available to help.
Use VINE’s Service Provider Directory to connect with state-approved local and national service providers.
Learn more about the Service Provider Directory, including which states are accepting submissions, how to join, and more.