The VINE Blog

How one survivor of crime learned to ‘Stand Up,’ advocate for change, and educate others

Since 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week has drawn the attention of communities all over the United States to helping victims of crime. This year’s observance, April 18-24, promotes the theme “Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities.”

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Get to Know Your Customers: Alaska Program Manager

ALASKA VINE PROGRAM MANAGER MIKE RAMSAY “Get to Know Your Customers Day” is observed on the third Thursday of each quarter. Appriss would like to take this opportunity to learn a little bit more about our important VINE customers and what is.

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Start By Believing: Critical for victims, appropriate for criminal justice professionals

Approximately one in five instances of sexual assault are left unreported, according to research gathered by End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) – a tragic reality that can be completely transformed by a small change in how people.

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The ‘shadow pandemic’ of intimate partner violence

Here we are in March, one year into COVID-19 lockdowns and quarantines. As the pandemic drags on, so does what the United Nations calls “a shadow pandemic” of intimate partner violence (IPV) within the pandemic of the virus itself.

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New features of VINE increase the value of victim notification in South Carolina

When the latest version of VINE went live in South Carolina late 2020, SC VINE Program Manager Sherry Rhodes could already see how improvements and refinements to the service would provide significant benefits to survivors of crime in the state..

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Get to Know Your Customers: Connecticut Program Manager

CONNECTICUT SAVIN PROGRAM MANAGER VALINA CARPENTER Appriss’ flagship solution, VINE® (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) is the nation’s leading automated victim notification system. VINE is used across 48 states, providing millions of.

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As stalking crimes grow, this national advocate leads efforts to educate and raise awareness

 

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Ready for a Close-Up: VINE Expands Its Audience through YouTube Channel

Of the many challenges presented by COVID-19, one key issue many services faced was how to reach audiences that were now isolated at home, unable to meet for face-to-face interaction, or put in situations where they may not feel safe or comfortable.

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Maryland Victim Service Unit Committed to Guiding Victims Through Trauma

One of the most challenging aspects of victim advocacy is the moment immediately after a tragedy has occurred. Helping to guide victims through these circumstances requires poise, knowledge, and above all, empathy. Deborah Bradley and Kara Dager.

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Addressing the Scourge of Sexual Assault: How EVAWI Fights for Survivors

Sexual violence continues to be a problem in the United States. According to the National Institute of Justice and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every six American women has been the victim of at least attempted rape in her.

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