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Illinois Automated Victim Notification System (Illinois AVN)

The Illinois Automated Victim Notification System provides victims and concerned citizens with a toll-free number they can call for up-to-date information on the custody and/or case status of an offender. Illinois AVN operates through interfaces with the jail booking system, the Illinois Department of Corrections, the Illinois Department of Human Services, and circuit court clerks throughout the state.

Illinois AVN is available online at, a public website that allows visitors to search for offender custody and case status. Users can register online for notification of changes in an offender's custody and/or court case status. Notifications are available by email, text messages or phone calls.

The Illinois VINELink as well as the Illinois AVN service are provided by the Illinois Attorney General.  AVN/VINELink is a service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

National Children’s Alliance

National Children’s Advocacy Center

Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Illinois

Online Mandated Reporter Training

Illinois Attorney General- Victim Compensation Information

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

National Organization for Victim Assistance

Children’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Sex Offender Registration Information

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Mental Health Illinois

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