Iowa Attorney General

For Crime Victims

The Crime Victim Assistance Division (CVAD) was established in 1989 to provide services and assistance to victims of violent crimes.  The division 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 the Crime Victim Assistance Division and the Crime Victim Assistance Board 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 the Crime Victim Assistance Division, please call the toll free number, or email our Victim Advocate Mary Kay Bartine.

Office of the Attorney General of Iowa
Crime Victim Assistance Division
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

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