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Automated Crime Victim Notification

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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has this press release:

In its effort to keep crime victims informed, the Office of Victim and Survivor Rights with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is asking crime victims to register for a new automated system that will soon provide real-time information about the custody status of their offenders....

The new statewide automated Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system will provide a 24-hour service and will give registered victims an instant notice by phone or email about their offender's whereabouts....

The automated system will also inform victims and next-of-kin of when their offender is scheduled for a parole board hearing if they are serving a life term....

California Penal Code and the addition of Marsy's Law requires CDCR to notify witnesses, victims and next of kin if a violent offender is  released, escapes, dies, or is up for parole.


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