Crime Victim Assistance Links
Here is a list of links to various crime victim related sites.
Victim Services Support Program Funded Programs
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 Lizzie Martin or call 800-373-5044 for more information.
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.
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 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.
ARCh is a project of Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa. Monsoon’s mission is to end all forms of gender-based violence and build healthy communities through transformative justice and social change. Their programs include free and confidential direct services to the Asian/Pacific Islander community in Iowa, community outreach and education, violence prevention and technical assistance. Although Monsoon is a culturally specific program, ARCh is not. Launched in January of 2016, ARCh is here for the use of all Iowans who have experienced abuse, stalking, or sexual violence, as well as their loved ones.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
The NSVRC’s Mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.
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.
IdentityTheft.gov 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
Crime Victim Assistance Division
321 E 12th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Toll Free: (800) 373-5044
Fax: (515) 281-8199