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Free Trainings on Rhode Island Victim Identification and Notification System in Wakefield and Cranston

The Rhode Island Department of Corrections announces free training opportunities on the Rhode Island VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) system on Tuesday, November 17th, at the South Kingstown Police Department Conference Room, 1790 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, RI, and on Wednesday, November 18th, at the Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training Conference Room, 1511 Pontiac Ave., Cranston. In each location, two sessions are available, one from 9 – 11:30 a.m. and another from 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Rhode Island VINE is a free and anonymous telephone or Internet-based service that provides victims of crime, victim advocates, and law enforcement agencies two important features: information and notification. Rhode Island VINE is a statewide service. VINE monitors the custody status of offenders and provides it to victims 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Further information is available at

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP no later than Friday, November 13th, to or (401) 462-5203. Please include your name, title, e-mail address, and session you will be attending. Space is limited at the South County training. Members of the press interested in attending should contact Chief of Information and Public Relations Tracey E. Zeckhausen at (401) 462-2609.

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