The VINE Blog

Measuring with HEART: Evaluating the Quality of the VINE User Experience

Last year, Appriss unveiled a significant redesign of VINE, including a new layout, improved features, and a more intuitive design. The update was the culmination of a year-long research and design initiative led by our Product team, built from.

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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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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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Appriss and NOVA partner together to provide training for victim advocates

Each October, victim assistance organizations all over the United States join hands beneath the purple banner of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), uniting under a shared commitment to raise awareness about the scourge of intimate partner.

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Strong relationships, improved features demonstrate value of VINE in Michigan

For James McCurtis, the VINE program manager for the state of Michigan, his mission is clear: to do everything he can to help crime victims and survivors of domestic violence be “made whole.” That process can take years and is often both emotionally.

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Human-Centered Design: 10 Questions about the VINE Redesign with our Product Designer

To celebrate the recent launch of our VINE redesign, we sat down with our Design Manager, Lara Kirby Pardo, to go through a few questions about our research and design process. As a member of the Product team, Lara heads up the design team that.

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Twenty-five Years Later: CEO Mike Davis on the humble beginnings of VINE

On December 6, 1994, aspiring entrepreneur Mike Davis unveiled VINE—the nation’s first automated victim notification service—at a press conference in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Davis and his business partner, Yung Nguyen, developed VINE (and.

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The Good Robocall: When a “Scam” is Not a Scam

You’re busy moving through the day when your cell phone rings. You look to find it’s yet another call from “Scam Likely,” so you ignore it. You, like millions of other Americans who receive what feels like a never-ending stream of disrupting.

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Honoring 25 Years of VINE: The Invaluable Element of Human Connection

Throughout its 25 years, Appriss has prided itself on attracting, recruiting, and retaining highly talented, motivated, and impassioned individuals from across the country and empowering them to succeed.

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Enhancements for good: Connecting victims to their communities with the Enhanced VINE service

Victim Information and Notification Everyday, or VINE as it is more commonly known, is Appriss Safety’s flagship service that offers peace of mind to victims of crime by providing them access to timely and reliable offender information. Free to.

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