Crime Victim Assistance Division
Iowa Protective Order Notification for Domestic Abuse Program
Victims of Domestic Violence, Stalking, Harassment, and Sexual
Assault may now use IPONDA for access to timely and reliable information
about the service status of their protective order or no contact
order.* Information is available from victim service trained operators
24-hours a day by telephone or online at www.registervpo.com.
Victims can also receive automated notification 24/7/365 by telephone,
the internet, or email. IPONDA is a free and anonymous telephone
service that provides petitioners two important features: information
* DO NOT depend solely on IPONDA for protection from the respondent.
If you feel you may be at risk, contact your local law enforcement
agency or your local victim service program for immediate support
or to develop a safety plan.
What is IPONDA?
IPONDA is a free, confidential
and anonymous information and notification system that tracks the
service and expiration of a protective order. IPONDA was created
to provide information, notification, and peace of mind for petitioners
who wish to know when their protective order is served or about
What Does IPONDA Do?
IPONDA uses computer
and telephone technology to automatically notify petitioners when
their protective order has been served on the respondent and 30
days prior to protective order or no contact order expiration.
How Does IPONDA Work?
IPONDA partners with the Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP) to provide protective order service
and expiration information in real-time to petitioners on protective
orders and no contact orders.
You can register to receive telephone and/or email notifications
from IPONDA on your protective order or no contact order. For
information or to register, call the IPONDA toll-free line at
1-888-7-IAVINE (1-888-742-8463), or go to www.registervpo.com.
Once a protective order is served or about to expire, IPONDA will
automatically call or email you at the number or address provided.
You will choose a personal identification number (PIN) for telephone
notification. When IPONDA calls the phone number(s) that you provide,
you must enter your PIN to confirm that you have received the
notification. IPONDA will continue calling you until you enter
your PIN, or until 24 hours have passed. Please have your PIN
available so you can stop the notification calls.
If an answering machine answers, IPONDA will leave a short message
and continue calling you until you enter your PIN or until 24
hours have passed.
Update Registration Information vs. Re-Registration
If your phone number or email address changes, you will want
to update your registration information. You can update your registration
information by visiting www.registervpo.com.
Click on "Update Registration." Do NOT re-register with
your new information.
If you change phone numbers, please delete your former phone
number from IPONDA.
Click here to register to receive
notifications upon service and prior to expiration of a protective
order or no contact order.
for information on civil, 236 protective orders.
for information on criminal no contact orders for domestic violence,
sexual, assault, stalking or harassment.
Click here to read the press release introducing the IPONDA program.
To obtain additional information, call the toll-free number or
email our Victim Rights Coordinator and Program Manager Jennifer Stimson.
Iowa Attorney General's Office
Crime Victim Assistance Division
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
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