Victims Services

The New York Sheriffs’ Victim Hotline (VINE)  is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes.

The VINE toll-free number for the New York Sheriffs’ Victim Hotline (VINE) is (888)VINE-4-NY. This service is brought to you by Sheriff DeMarco and the New York State Sheriff’s Association Institute Inc, funded by the New York State Crime Victims Board.

For complete information about The New York State Sheriff's Victim Hotline (VINE), click on the following link:


New York State Victims Hotline



As a victim of a crime, you may also be eligible for compensation to assist with associated expenses.  For more information, please visit the Crime Victims Board Website. 

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