TOPEKA – (October 28, 2020) – A new advisory board will support the operations of the Kansas Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. The Kansas VINE Advisory Board held its first meeting Wednesday via videoconference. Schmidt established the board earlier this year, after the Legislature passed a bill in 2019 requiring the attorney general to appoint a Kansas VINE coordinator, and allowing for the appointment of an advisory board. VINE is an automated victim notification system that is free, confidential and voluntary for victims of crime, criminal justice professionals, and the public. Kansas VINE search and notification is specific to adult offenders housed in county jails. This does...
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New Kansas advisory board will guide administration of victim notification system