Interstate Compact Victim Notification Service (IVINS)

IVINS allows for anonymous registration for victims of crime caused by interstate offenders. Once registered, victims receive notification when the status of an offender changes. Examples of a change include change of address, departure from a state, or behavior resulting in the offender’s transfer back to the state where sentencing occurred.

IVINS offers a new web portal that allows victims to self-register. Additionally, victims can manage how they choose to receive notifications through phone, text, or email. The website for the IVINS service is accessible at http://ivins.interstatecompact.org.

This new tool does not supplant a state’s ability to assist or register a victim for notification through VINE Watch. State victims’ rights advocates remain available to provide support and registration services.