Our team at the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) supports victims of crime by providing timely notification of inmate updates.
Register for Notifications
As a victim of crime Code of Virginia §19.2-11.01, you can register to receive notifications on an inmate's status.
Please note that the VADOC's notification service through the Notification and Assistance for Victim Inclusion (NAAVI) system is not connected to VINE notifications at local jails. You will need to register directly with the VADOC to receive notifications about inmates under state custody. Learn more in this printable brochure (en espanol) and FAQ page.
If you need help with registering, call our office at 1 (800) 560-4292.
This service is completely confidential. We will never release your contact information and registration to inmates under any circumstances.
If you would like to stop receiving notifications, please submit your request in writing to the Victim Services Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Types of Notifications
When you register for notifications, you will receive updates of an inmate's:
Transfer to another VADOC facility
This is when an inmate is permanently moved to another prison, jail, hospital, or court. Transfers that do not require overnight location changes are not included. The transfer notification will be sent once the transfer is complete. No advance notice of transfer will be provided.
This is the anticipated release date of the inmate, typically provided 30 days in advance. If the date changes, we will send another advanced release notification.
This is when an inmate is no longer in VADOC custody. After an inmate is released, notifications will no longer be provided.
This is when an inmate dies in custody.
This is when an inmate changes their legal name in circuit court.
Work release status
This is if an inmate is allowed to go to work each day and return to custody when their shift is complete. Victims should make a safety plan if necessary. If the inmate is located at a local jail, we recommend you register with the Virginia Jail VINE system for additional updates.
This is when an inmate unlawfully absconds from VADOC custody.
This is when an inmate is arrested and in VADOC custody again.
This is when an inmate is eligible for parole and is scheduled for a parole interview or hearing.
This is when the Virginia Parole Board makes a decision about whether or not to grant the inmate parole.
Other Notification Services
Agencies outside of the VADOC also provide notification services for victims of crime. Learn more about their programs: