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.