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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 Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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

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.

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.

National Organization Links

Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), within the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, channels funding for victim compensation and assistance throughout the United States, raises awareness about victims’ issues, promotes compliance with victims’ rights laws, and provides training and technical assistance and publications and products to victim assistance professionals.

National Center for Victims of Crime

The leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them since 1985, our mission is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

National Organization for Victim Assistance

NOVA’s mission is to champion dignity and compassion for those harmed by crime and crisis.  Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States as the recognized leader in this noble cause. NOVA is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice

The mission of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, is to provide federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

National Crime Prevention Council

The National Crime Prevention Council’s mission is to be the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime.  NCPC was founded in 1982 to manage the National Citizens’ Crime Prevention Campaign and McGruff the Crime Dog and to administer the Crime Prevention Coalition of America. Now 25 years after McGruff’s first TV appearance, more than 75 percent of children recognize McGruff and over 4,000 law enforcement agencies own a McGruff suit. That’s a lot of people who know how to "Take A Bite Out Of Crime!"

National Network to End Domestic Violence

NNEDV was formed in 1990 when a small group of domestic violence victim advocates came together to promote federal legislation related to domestic violence.  The group was known as the Domestic Violence Coalition on Public Policy.  NNEDV works to make domestic violence a national priority; change the way communities respond to domestic violence; and strengthen efforts against intimate partner violence at every level of government.  

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

The NSVRC’s Mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. The toll-free hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year in more than 200 languages.

Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft Resources is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process.  Tell us what happened, get a recovery plan and put that plan into action.


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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