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For Crime Victims

The Victim Assistance Section (formerly known  as the Crime Victim Assistance Division) was established in 1989 to provide services and assistance to victims of violent crimes.  Victim Assistance administers programs that directly benefit victims of crime, including those that assist victims with the financial burden resulting from injuries of 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.  All crime victims and survivors will be treated with dignity and respect.  Funds for these programs come primarily from fines and penalties assessed on state and federal criminals.

Our Mission

The mission of Victim Assistance is to advocate for the rights and the needs of crime victims and ensure that all victims and survivors will be treated with dignity and respect.


To contact Victim Assistance, please call the toll free number. 

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

CVAD will be opening their grant competition November 1, 2022 and January 2, 2023.  For more information review the press releases or visit the victim services support page. 

Criminal Justice press release
Victim Services press release


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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