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Crime Victim Compensation Program

Listed below are links to each of the different Crime Victim Compensation applications in both English and Spanish. If you are a victim seeking compensation please begin by filling out one of the applications listed below.  

Complete an application, sign all three releases, and return it to the Crime Victim Compensation Program. After reviewing the application, we may request additional information.

Online Primary Victim Application

Printable Primary Victim Application- English

Printable Secondary Victim Application- English

Printable Homicide Survivor Application- English

Combined Printable Secondary Victim, and Homicide Survivor's Application- Spanish

Got Compensation Questions?

  • You do not need a lawyer to receive program benefits.
  • For more frequently-asked questions (FAQs), click here.
  • Contact our Victim Advocate, Natalie Lampley

Comprehensive and Culturally Specific Sexual Assault Programs

Sexual Assault services throughout Iowa are divided by geographic region. Please click the link below to be taken to a list of services that you can find in your area. Iowa Code 915 guarantees victims the right to a free, confidential advocate. Click the links below to find advocates and victim services in your area. 

Sexual Assault Services by  Region

Culturally Specific Victim Services

Track Kit Program

If you have a sexual assault forensic exam performed, you should expect to receive information about Iowa's Track Kit Program. You will receive a survivor card with login information where you will be able to  log in to access tracking details of your kit.  Once you have set up an account through the Track Kit system, you may choose to set up notifications to  stay current on the status of your kit.  For assistance and further information you can email or call Michael McDonald, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at michael.mcdonald@ag.iowa.gov or 515-725-1046.

Information for An Adult Sexual Assault Survivor in Iowa

The document below includes information, services, and resources available to adult sexual assault victims/survivors in Iowa.

Adult Survivor Information

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General CVAD Resources & Publications

Sexual Assault Response Resources

Sexual Assault Exam (SAE) Payment Program

The State of Iowa pays for the sexual assault examination regardless of whether the victim reports the crime to law enforcement.  The purpose of this policy is to ensure that prosecutors and law enforcement officers will have evidence efficiently and effectively collected if the victim later reports that crime.

Neither a victim, nor the victim's insurance company, should be billed.  Hospitals, physicians, and other medical providers who collect and process evidence of sexual abuse submit bills directly to the Sexual Abuse Examination Payment Program.  If a victim is erroneously billed and pays for the cost of the evidence collection, the program will reimburse that victim.

Funds for the Sexual Abuse Examination Payment Program come from the Compensation Fund. That fund is comprised entirely of fines and penalties paid by convicted criminals.

For more information about our Sexual Assault Examination Payment Program, please click the link to our brochure:

Sexual Assault Exam Payment Program Brochure

Additional State and National Resources

  • Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CASA) (https://www.iowacasa.org/
    • 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 Victim Information & Notification Everday (VINE) (https://vinelink.vineapps.com/state/IA/ENGLISH)
    • IowaVINE is a free and anonymous telephone service that provides victims of crime two important features: information and notification.
    • Across the state, crime victims and other concerned parties use IowaVINE for access to timely and reliable information about the custody status of an offender.  Victims can receive automated notification by telephone, the Internet, or email 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  By telephone, victims can always contact a live operator who is trained in victim services.
  • Safe At Home - Iowa Secretary of State (https://safeathome.iowa.gov/)
    • 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. 
  • Iowa Victim Call Center (http://survivorshelpline.org/),
    •  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 Organizations:
    • Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) (https://www.rainn.org/)
      •  RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

 

Contact Us

Office of the Attorney General of Iowa

Crime Victim Assistance Division

Lucas Building

321 E 12th St.

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

(515) 281-5044

Toll Free: (800) 373-5044

Fax: (515) 281-8199

Email: Victim Advocate- Natalie Lampley

Email: Sexual Assault Forensic Response Coordinator- Sara Hulen

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