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Crime Victim Assistance Links

Find information and links to Iowa and National victim service programs below. 

Victim Services Support Program Funded Programs

Full List of All Funded Programs Serving Victims of Crime in Iowa (not including Criminal Justice)

Lists of Funded Programs by Service Program Type: 


State Compensation Programs

All 50 states and United States territories have victim compensation programs.  For more information about compensation programs in states other than Iowa, email Natalie Lampley or call 800-373-5044 for more information.


State Organizations

Iowa Organization for Victim Assistance

The Iowa Organization for Victim Assistance (IOVA) is a support organization for victims, survivors, witnesses, advocates, and professionals.  IOVA pursues awareness of and support for crime victims' rights in Iowa by advocating for short and long term changes in the criminal justice system, educating professionals to provide more sensitive services to victims and witnesses, advocating for quality victim services through victim service provider training and certification and providing a forum for crime victims and witnesses to voice their concerns and grievances.

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault

The Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA) has 24 member sexual assault crisis centers and shelters serving survivors of sexual assault throughout Iowa.  Staff work on several initiatives including: technical assistance and training to member centers; civil legal assistance for survivors of sexual assault, including immigration assistance; improving responses to sexual assault within communities of color; a national project providing peer-based assistance to other sexual assault coalitions; statewide sexual assault prevention; training for allied professionals; and public policy efforts at the state and national level.

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) seeks to engage all people in a movement to change the social and political systems that perpetuate violence against women.

Crisis Intervention Service and Central Iowa Trauma Recovery Center

Crisis Intervention Service (CIS) and the Central Iowa Trauma Recovery Center (CITRC) administer the Iowa Leadership and Professional Development Initiative for Victim-Serving Professionals. This initiative equips victim service centers and professionals to deliver the highest level of client-centered care to surviving family members of homicide victims and centers funded through the Iowa Attorney General Victim Assistance Section’s Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). Comprehensive training and technical assistance are offered through two series: Skills Training for Direct Support Professionals and Organizational Leadership Development for Administrators. This includes the 40-hour Homicide Certification and Training for individuals seeking a Specialist determination in working with this population and the 20-hour Victim Counselor Training as outlined in the Iowa Criminal Code 915.20A. While both series have distinct training modules, they are designed to complement each other to ensure administrative and programmatic fidelity across the SOHOVC Zones. Structured, intentional, and high-quality training supports the readiness of victim service centers to serve survivors with exceptional care, competence, and compassion. 

Safe At Home - Iowa Secretary of State

Safe at Home is an address confidentiality program that provides participants with a substitute address.  The program is for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, stalking, or violent crimes.  To learn more about the Safe at Home program click here for a recording of webinar.  

Iowa Victim Service Call Center

Our highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing a violent crime in Iowa.  This could include sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, homicide and many others.  This resource can also assist if you are seeking resources or information or questioning unhealthy aspects of a relationship.


Office of the Attorney General of Iowa
Victim Assistance Section
Lucas Building
321 E 12th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

(515) 281-5044
Toll Free: (800) 373-5044
Fax: (515) 281-8199

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