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For Crime Victims

The Victim Assistance Section (formerly known  as the Crime Victim Assistance Division) was established in 1989. It provides essential funding and survivor-centered training to support victims of violent crime in Iowa. 

The Victim Assistance Section administers programs that directly benefit victims of crime, including those that assist victims with the financial burden resulting from violent crime, that assist local crime victim service programs, and that assist the criminal justice system in holding offenders responsible for the effects of their crimes.  Funds for these programs come primarily from fines and penalties paid for by state and federal criminals.


Office of the Attorney General of Iowa
Victim Assistance Section
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: 515-281-5044
Toll-Free: 800-373-5044
FAX: 515-281-8199


John Gish

Section Chief
Assistant Attorney General



For 24/7 victim support, call the Iowa Victim Service Call Center at 1-800-770-1650 or  text "IOWAHELP" to 20121

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