Mission of Victim Services:

To support victims, their families, and the laws that protect their rights, while utilizing recognized principles of offender behavioral change to help reduce the risk of repeat criminal behavior.

The Tennessee Department of Correction is committed to providing direct services to victims of crime.  The Department is mandated by law and policy to keep registered victims, survivors, family members and interested parties informed of an offender's status, release dates, escapes and movements with a lower security designation.

Offenders receive victim impact classes that are designed and structured to increase their awareness and understanding of the impact crime has on victims.

Victim Services also provides a voluntary victim-offender dialogue program that gives victims of crime the opportunity to have a structured face-to-face meeting with the offender who has victimized them should they so desire.

Contact Information:

Victim Services Division

320 6th Avenue North
Rachel Jackson Building, 5th Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0465

Phone: (615) 253-8145
Email: Victim.Notification@tn.gov

VINE Victim Registration


Millions of crime victims and concerned citizens across the United States rely on VINE for information and peace of mind.  Sign up today to stay informed about the status of felony offenders who are in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction or have been released under our supervision.

Go to VINElink.com and select Tennessee from the dropdown menu.  You may then search for an offender by name or TDOC #.  Once you have located the offender you are interested in receiving information about, you may click on RECORD DETAILS or GET NOTIFIED.  If you select get notified, after you have completed the registration, you will begin receiving electronic notifications either by text, email, TTY, or an automated phone call. Live operators are available to provide support 24/7 at (888) 868-4631.


After you have registered with VINE, if you are currently enrolled in VOICE notifications, you may contact TDOC Victim Services to opt out of receiving paper notifications.  Call (615) 253-8145 or send an email to Victim.Notification@tn.gov to cancel this service.

Parole Hearings

The Board of Parole, a separate agency, conducts parole hearings.  Victims may also register with the Board of Parole to receive parole hearing notifications.  Parole hearings dates are also available on their website under Parole Hearing Schedules.

Additional Resource

We also have offender information available on our website under FOIL - Offender Search.

Services Available for Victims of Crime:

  • Crisis intervention and advocacy throughout the corrections process, assisting victims with concerns related to inmates under our jurisdiction.
  • Victim Speakers Bureau - If you or a loved one are a victim of crime and would like to share your story, please contact Victim Services Division, at (615) 253-8145.
  • Community education about policies and procedures of TDOC.
  • Referrals to other state and community services.