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How do I obtain my Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access the Department of Justice's Victim Notification System (VNS)?

If you have not received your Victim Identification Number (VIN) and/or Personal Identification Number (PIN) for the federal Victim Notification System (VNS), please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, or the U.S. Attorney's Office handling your case.

For additional information, please visit the Victim Notification System website and the Department of Justice's Victim Notification Program website.

Where can I find information on the Federal victim notification system?

Federal victim notification information is available on the U.S. Department of Justice's Victim Notification System (VNS) website. For additional information, visit the Victim Notification section of our website.

What is the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system?

The Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system allows crime victims across the country to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day—via phone, email, text message (SMS) or TTY device. Please visit the VineLink website to register.