If you are not home, VINE will leave a message on your answering machine / voice mail. If there is no answer, VINE will keep calling back until you enter your PIN or until 24-48 hours have passed.
Since VINE calls automatically when an offender’s custody status changes, a registered victim may get a call from VINE at any time.
Do not leave a phone number with VINE that rings to a switchboard.
The DeKalb County VINE service only includes offenders in the DeKalb County Jail.
Do not depend only on the VINE service, or any other single program, for your protection. Make VINE a part of your safety plan.
You can register up to two phone numbers (cell, pagers, etc.) with the VINE system. Simply call and register each number.
The VINE system can only confirm information and supply notification on offenders in custody. If there is a time lapse in the offender being booked into the jail, the VINE system can not verify custody. This is important when an offender has an opportunity to make a quick, pre-set bond.
A person must register for notification for each arrest and/or booking of an offender. For example, if the offender is arrested on subsequent charges or an offender is going back to jail to serve time on a sentence, you must re-register for notification.