Crime Victim Information
Illinois Automated Victim Notification System

Mercer County Sheriff's Office is proud to be a part of Illinois Automated
Victim Notification System
(Illinois AVN). Illinois AVN provides victims of crime
and concerned citizens information regarding case and/or custody status of
offenses where the perpetrator has been incarcerated or charged with a crime.
Illinois AVN is a toll free, 24 hour automated telephone service that provides two
important services -
INFORMATION and NOTIFICATION

Important things to know about Illinois AVN:
* The offender will not know you are registered
* If you are not home AVN will leave a message, or will keep
calling back at regular intervals if no one answers
* Notification calls may come in the middle of the night
* AVN calls with display 502 area code on caller ID

You will need as much information about the offender as possible to make
retrieving the desired custody or case information easier.

The following information will be especially helpful:
Full Inmate Name
Inmate or Booking Number
Court Case Number  such as 13 CF*** or 13 CM***
Inmate Date of Birth
A PIN code that the caller selects

VINEmobile is now available also. Vinemobile is a free application for your
mobile device that allows you to have the above information with you all the
time. See the link to the left for more information.
ILLINOIS AVN
1-866-5-NOTIFY
tty:1-877-502-2423
WWW.VINELINK.COM
Mercer County Sheriff's Office - 906 SW 3rd St, Aledo, IL  61231 - (309) 582-5194
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Homeland Security Victim Notification Program

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE, Homeland Security
Investigations (HSI) is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that
the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers the4 Victim
Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain
reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from
custody.

Follow the link below to register for this service from HSI