Valuable Information

AWARE Foundation of Virginia 

The AWARE Foundation, Inc. is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The founders, officers, and members of The AWARE Foundation, Inc., will strive to create a culture whereby we work tirelessly for the silent voices of the missing, endangered, and murdered.

Be Web Smart 

Keep your family safe online. Learn more about being Web Smart.

Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy 

Find education and training opportunities with the Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy.

Code of Virginia 

Review the Code of Virginia online.

CodeRED Notifications 

Please take a moment to fill in the appropriate information to be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts.

County Ordinances 

Access the Franklin County Code of Ordinances online.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Most Wanted 

View a list of the FBI’s most wanted criminals.

Inmate Registry (VINE) 

VINELink is the online portal to VINE, America’s leading victim notification network. VINELink provides the most reliable information regarding custody status changes and criminal case information.

National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) 

In 2011, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) replaced the color-coded alerts of the Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS) with the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS), designed to more effectively communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the American public.

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) 

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), a federal law enacted in 2003, was created to eliminate sexual abuse in confinement. Sexual misconduct is illegal and will not be tolerated in any manner at the Franklin County Jail.

Sex Offender Registry (VINE) 

Visit VINELink, an online portal to VINE, America’s number one victim notification network. Use this portal to find sex offenders, edit your registration, and discover more State resources.

Virginia 2-1-1 

Virginia Department of Health 

Virginia Sheriff’s Association 

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Association (VSA) gives a voice to Virginia sheriffs and deputies. Working on many levels and in cooperation with the various segments of the criminal justice system and State government, VSA guarantees unfailing representation for sheriffs and deputies throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia State Police 

Use the Virginia State Police website to access State law enforcement services, reports, and other information.

Virginia Traffic Information 

Check out traffic maps and updates using VDOT 511.

Virginia Victims Fund 

The Virginia Victims Fund (VVF) is a state program created to help victims of violent crime with out of pocket expenses. These can include medical bills, prescriptions, funeral expenses, and many other expenses.

Western Virginia Regional Jail 

The Western Virginia Regional Jail was built to alleviate the overcrowded and potentially unsafe conditions in the local jails of the four localities that formed the Western Virginia Regional Jail Authority in 2005.