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Victim Notification System

The Department of Justice's Victim Notification System (VNS) is a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Attorney's Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. This free, computer-based system provides federal crime victims with information on scheduled court events, as well as the outcome of those court events. It also provides victims with information on the offender's custody status and release. In addition to the written notifications generated through VNS, victims can obtain automated status information by calling the VNS Call Center at 1-866-365-4968 (1-866-DOJ-4YOU) or by accessing the VNS Internet site at A Victim ID# and PIN# are required to access the VNS Call Center or VNS Internet site. For more information, please contact the Victim-Witness Coordinator.

Pamphlet: The Department of Justice Victim Notification System

Updated April 16, 2015