PLEASE NOTE! The links on this page are provided purely as a service to those interested in locating further information on the web about crime victims and their concerns. No inference of support for, endorsement of or agreement with any organization or their views on the part of the Iowa Organization for Victim Assistance should be drawn. Please contact us by e-mail if you have additonal links to suggest.
National Victim Advocacy and Service Organizations
Family Violence Prevention Fund
Instrumental in developing the landmark Violence Against Women Act passed by Congress in 1994, the FVPF has continued to break new ground by reaching new audiences including men and youth, promoting leadership within communities to ensure that violence prevention efforts become self-sustaining, and transforming the way health care providers, police, judges, employers and others address violence.
Ken Eaton Foundation
The Ken Eaton Foundation focuses on the prevention of hate crimes by providing a forum for victim's voices. Our goal is to put a voice and a face to victims across America in hopes of preventing future hate crimes.
Justice for All
Through private citizen and corporate membership, Justice For All will peacefully exert the social and legislative influence necessary to effect positive change in the criminal justice system. An informed, dedicated and politically active membership will be the greatest asset in achieving that objective.
Iowa ID Theft Victims Assistance Coalition
The Iowa Identity Theft Victim Assistance Coalition was created through a grant from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. The Coalition’s mission is to help our members better serve their constituents, customers, clients, and students by sharing our resources and ideas.
Helen's Pajama Party
More than a million women a year are victims of domestic abuse in the United States. Almost all who seek refuge at domestic violence shelters arrive with just the clothes on their backs. Helen’s Pajama Party is a non-profit organization that collects new pajamas to give to shelters. The goal is to have a pair of new pajamas waiting for every woman who enters a shelter. You can help us by donating new pajamas with the tags left on.
Office for Victims of Crime
The Office for Victims of Crime of the U.S. Department of Justice serves as the focal point for federal government efforts on behalf of crime victims. The OVC adminsters the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) programs which provides grant funding to each state to support services for crime victims, as well as developing programming and providing funding for research and training on issues of concern to crime victims.
MADD Home Page
A site maintained for the Natiional Office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, an advocacy organization for victims and survivors of drunk driving and vehicular hoimicide.
This resource will, unfortunately, be an ever-growing memorial to the many innocent victims of violent crime and a source for help for murder victim survivors, information on murder statistics, news items, discussion and support.
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service
NCJRS is a comprehensive resource for the criminal justice system, as well as victims and victim service providers.
National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.
POMC makes the difference through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness.
The National Organization for Victim Assistance
NOVA is a national organization working on behalf of victims of crime and disasters. NOVA serves as an advocate for victim rights and services.
The National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center
Located at the Medical University of South Carolina, this organization conducts clinical and field research to further understanding of the impact of criminal victimization on adults, children and their families.
The National Crime Victims' Constitutional Amendment Network
This organization works for a victims rights amendment to the U.S. Constitution and to the constitutions of those states which do not yet have them. Read Senate File 2329, a statutory alternative to the federal crime victims rights amendment.
Women's Justice Center
With resources in English and Spanish, the Women's Justice Center includes a handbook for Advocating for Women in the Criminal Justice System in Cases of Rape, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse.Iowa Organizations and Sources of Information
The Crime Victim Assistance Division
The CVAD of the Iowa Department of Justice now has a World Wide Web site. CVAD administers Iowa's Crime Victim Compensation Crime Victim Assistance Grants programs.
Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration
The University of Northern Iowa's New Iowans Program (NIP) guides and prepares Iowa communities and businesses as they accommodate immigrant and refugee newcomers living and working in Iowa.
The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence
ICADV is made up of organizations and individuals providing resources, services, and advocacy for victims of domestic violence in Iowa.
The Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Iowa CASA consists of organizations and individuals providing resources, services, and advocacy for victims of sexual assault in Iowa.
Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy
The mission of ODCP is to serve as a leader and a catalyst for improving the health and safety of all Iowans by promoting strategic approaches and collaboration to reduce drug use and related crime.Other Sources of Information
Victim Assistance On Line
The premiere source of information about services for crime victims on the Internet. There are a wealth of links, virtual lectgures on victim issues, and an e-mail liastserv for victim advocates available through this site.
Communities Against Violence Network (CAVNET)
CAVNET is an on line site providing information about violence against women, persons with disabilities, gays and lesbians, and children, with particular attention to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Students Coping with Loss and Grief at School
Dignity of Victims Everywhere (D.O.V.E.)
D.O.V.E is a Washington state group organized to support victims of violent crime.
California State University - Fresno - Victim Services Programs
Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center
Michigan Crime Victims Home Page
Missouri Victim Assistance Network
South Carolina Victim Assistance Network
Wisconsin Office of Crime Victim Services
A Canadian victim rights organization.