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The Nebraska Department of Justice/Office of the Attorney General operates, in many respects, as the "State's law firm".

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning

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Domestic Violence

The Domestic Violence division's primary mission is to help in the investigation and prosecution of domestic violence and sexual assault crimes. Every day, we work to help aid those facing this dangerous problem. If you are a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, or know someone who is, please contact the Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition using the information below. In addition, you may also download a list of all Nebraska domestic violence shelters.

Nebraska's Network of Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Programs (pdf)

Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition

Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assult Coalition

245 South 84th Street, Suite 200

Lincoln, NE 68510

Phone: (402) 476-6256

Fax: (402) 476-6806

E-mail: info@ndvsac.org
Website: http://www.ndvsac.org/ 

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Dating Abuse Texting Service

The National Dating Abuse Helpline and Break the Cycle have partnered to implement the Nation's first dating abuse texting service. Teens and young adults can ask questions about healthy relationships by simply texting "loveis" to 77054 to directly connect to a peer advocate.
Website: http://www.loveisrespect.org

VINE - Victim Information & Notification Everyday

Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE) is a free and anonymous telephone service that provides victims of crime two important features: information and notification. Anyone may call the Nebraska State VINE Hotline to determine the custody status of an inmate. 

If you are concerned about an inmate currently jailed or imprisoned in Nebraska, the VINE toll-free hotline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You may receive information on the location of an inmate using their name or inmate ID number. Live-operated support is available for those needing assistance.

The Nebraska VINE service is provided by the Nebraska Sheriff's Association, Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assualt Coalition, Nebraska Coalition for Victims of Crime, Nebraska County Attorneys' Association, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Nebraska Crime Commission and CJIS Advisory Committee.

VINE monitors the custody status of adult inmates in all county jails and state prisons and is available in English and Spanish.

Toll-free Crisis Line: 1-877-NE-4-VINE (1-877-634-8463)
Learn more about VINE: Nebraska Crime Commission
Use VINE online: https://www.vinelink.com


Nebraska's Task Force on Sexual Assault Crimes

In 2005, Attorney General Bruning coordinated a task force to make recommendations on changes necessary to increase prevention, enhance services provided to victims, provide for better evidence collection and investigations and to improve accountability for offenders who commit crimes of sexual violence. To view the complete report, follow the link below.

Nebraska's Task Force on Sexual Assault Crimes:  Report & Recommendations to the Attorney General (pdf)