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Louisiana Automated Victims Notification System



The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Office of the Governor and The Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement, is pleased to provide the LAVNS (Louisiana Automated Victim Notification System) service to the victims of crime in Lafayette Parish.

Recognizing the needs of the individuals we serve, this service will provide a free and anonymous telephone service that provides victims of crime two important features: Information and Notification.

LAVNS will monitor the custody status of offenders in parish jails, state prisons and current court cases.

LAVNS provides a LIVE Operator to callers 24 hours a day 7 days a week by calling (866-528-6748)(866-LAVNS-4-U). LAVNS phone information is available in English, Spanish, French and Vietnamese.

LAVNS also provides access via a public website www.vinelink.com for probationer custody status. (See link below)



Crime Victims and concerned citizens may register themselves for notification by calling the above noted LAVNS toll-free number (866-528-6748) or via the LAVNS Public Website Access link above.

In order to register, callers will need to provide LAVNS with the following information:

  • A telephone number, including area code, where you can be reached for notification
  • A 4-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN)

Once you are registered with LAVNS and your phone number changes, you must call LAVNS and update your registration information.

Information Required to Search LAVNS

  • Offender/Defendant Number
  • Offender/Defendant Name
  • Case Number

Information Provided by LAVNS

  • Offender Number
  • Current Offender Custody Status
  • Location of Offender
  • Sentence Expiration Date
  • Parole Eligibility Status
  • Scheduled Release Date
  • Charges (When made available)
  • Bail (When made available)
  • Court Information (Including date,time,location and type of next court event)

Information on Offenders 17 years old or under will not be available via LAVNS.


Notification calls to registered persons will be made when one or more of the following occur:

  • General Release
  • Escape
  • Transfer
  • Parole
  • Work Release
  • Court Cancellation
  • Court Appearance
  • Rescheduled Court Appearance
  • Parole Hearing

If you have any questions about this or other services please contact us at 337-232-9211.