VINE - Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) allows victims to track offenders' custody, probation, parole, or protective order status. Victims can register to be automatically notified by phone and email of an offender's court hearings, probation, or release. Victims can also track the location and status of registered sex offenders. It is an automated service that is available 24 hours a day, in English and Spanish.
Effective July 1, 2014, the Maryland State Board of Vicitm Services was charged with developing a protocol that will permit victims to receive notification of court proceedings electronically in all jurisdictions that have implemented the Maryland Electronic Filing and Case Management (MDEC) system. Instead of filing a motion to seal, victims may simply request that their address and email address remain confidential, with certain limited exceptions. Victims may also request additional notifications through VINE, and they will therefore not be required to submit a separate registration to VINE.
VINE Protective Order Service Program - The VINE Protective Order Service Program notifies victims when protective orders have been served. To receive notification, petitioners need to have the protective order case number. Register a protective order.
Note that if, as part of your petition for a protective, you are asking the court to waive your appearance until the respondent (alleged abuser) is served with a temporary protective order, then you must register with the VINE Protective Order Service Program. Access is available everyday on the Vinelink website.