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The Attorney General's 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.

Crime Victim Assistance Programs

The following programs are offered by the Crime Victim Assistance Division.  To request training on any, or all of the programs listed below, please call our toll free number or email our Victim Rights Coordinator Rhonda.Dean.

Crime Victim Compensation Program
Provides financial resources for victims of crime and helps victims with certain out-of-pocket costs from crime-related injuries.

    Crime Victim Compensation Application
  • Click here to download a PDF format application in English.
  • Click here to download a PDF format application in Spanish.
  • Click here to download a PDF format Homicide Survivor Application in English.
  • Click here to download a PDF format Secondary Victim Application in English.
  • Can be taken over the telephone at 800-373-5044 from 8:00 to 4:30 Monday through Friday.
Victim Services Support Program
Administers state and federal funding to programs that offer advocacy and counseling to victims.  Provides funded programs with technical assistance on management, finance, and programmatic best practices.
Sexual Assault Examination Payment Program
Pays for medical examinations that gather evidence of sex crimes and assure the physical health of the sex crime victim.
IowaVINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)
A statewide automated victim information and notification system that provides victims of crime with information and notification on the status of an incarcerated offender in all Iowa prison and jail facilities.

    Register for IowaVINE
  • Click here to register for automated notification about an offender from IowaVINE, or visit www.vinelink.com.
  • Call 1-888-7-IAVINE to speak to a trained operator regarding IowaVINE.
IPONDA (Iowa Protective Order Notification for Domestic Abuse Program)
A statewide automated victim information and notification system that provides domestic violence, sexual assault, harassment and stalking victims with information and notification on the service status of their protective or no contact orders, as well as notification when a protective or no contact order is about to expire.

    Register for IPONDA
  • Click here to register for automated notification when a protective order is served or about to expire, or visit www.registervpo.com.
  • Call 1-888-7-IAVINE to speak to a trained operator regarding IPONDA.
Identity Theft Passport Program
Provides victims of identity theft with an ID Passport that verifies a law enforcement report of Identity Theft has been filed and law enforcement officials deem that an ID Passport is warranted. A victim of identity theft may use the ID Passport to corroborate that their identity has been stolen to creditors and law enforcement.

    Identity Theft Passport Program Forms
  • Click here to download a PDF Application for an Identity Theft Passport.
  • Click here to download a PDF Law Enforcement Verification form.

  •   **These forms are not to be reproduced by any individual other than law enforcement.**

Iowa Crisis Response Team

Provides assistance to a community in a time of crisis when invited to assist by local officials.

Publications

Click here to look through publications and brochures addressing the rights and needs of crime victims.

Annual Reports

Click here to view the Crime Victim Assistance Division annual fiscal year reports.

Victim Service Links

Click here to view links to many other crime victim related sites, as well as links to compensation program homepages for other states.

Contact

To contact the Crime Victim Assistance Division, please call the toll free number, or email our Victim Advocate Mary Kay Bartine.

Iowa Attorney General's Office
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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