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Idaho Council on Domestic Violence & Victim Assistance


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Idaho DV Coalition

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Victim Information & Notification Everyday. Click here to register for free notification of an inmate's custody status.


Victim Services

Victim Services offers assistance to the victims of crimes while an individual is incarcerated.

Services include the following:

  • Notification of term release, escape or death.
    • Updated contact information is needed for notifications.
    • Victims should send address updates to
    • For victim services associated with prison residents, contact (208) 605-4774.
  • VINELink allows automated notifications by e-mail, text or phone. Teletypewriter (TTY) is also available.
    • This system sends e-mails, texts or phone notifications when residents move or are scheduled for hearings.
    • Sign up by going to the VINE website, clicking on the drop down list and select IDAHO.
    • NOTE: Prison residents often move between and within facilities. This is routine and not a cause for concern.
  • Offender Search provides a tool to check on an individual's location or status at any time.
    • The offender search is updated at 4 a.m. each morning.  
    • The prison locations page provides information on population types in each facility.
  • Please note for the best service, parole hearing questions should be directed to the Commission of Pardons and Parole.

Other Providers
The Idaho Department of Correction victim services focuses on victims of incarcerated individuals. County victim witness coordinators work with victims prior to incarceration, and the Commission of Pardons and Parole provides victims with information on parole releases and parole hearings.

Prisons Support Services

If you are receiving unwanted contact from an individual incarcerated at the Department of Correction,  it can be stopped.
To block calls from a specific individual - during a call:

  • Press Option #4 on your phone and listen carefully to the instructions to block the caller.

To block all calls from IDOC facilities/residents, write to:

  • Victim Services
    1299 N. Orchard Street, Suite #110
    Boise, ID 83706


This same address can be used to stop unwanted letters from an IDOC resident.


VINE is a free notification service that provides automated phone, text and/or email updates on movement and status changes of prision residents. If you have a VINE-related question call (866) 984-6343.

To register for free victim notification services, click on the VINELink button.

You can select e-mail, text or phone notification, or all three. The phone notification requires a 4-digit pin. The notification will continue every 2 hours, for 48 hours or until the pin is entered.

If you are receiving unwanted VINE calls and did not register please call (208) 605-4774 to stop the calls.

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