JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. (WHAS11) – There was a celebration in Jeffersontown as Appriss cut the ribbon on its new headquarters.
The company was created in Louisville in 1995 to develop and deliver VINE, an automated crime victim notification service.
VINE was created following the death of 21-year-old Mary Bryon who was shot and killed by an ex-boyfriend. He had been sent to jail for raping and kidnapping Byron, and her family didn't know he had been released.
“Today, VINE is in 45 states. It's making over 10 million notifications a year and undoubtedly saving lives. There are victims walking around today, we think thousands, who didn't suffer the fate of Mary Byron,” CEO Michael Davis said.
In addition to VINE, Appriss offers programs that help fight crime and fraud and tackle substance abuse.
The new headquarters on Linn Station Road will employ 450 people in Louisville and has other offices around the globe.
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