Crime Victim Assistance

The Woodbury County Attorney’s Office has compiled a list of resources for crime victims.

Crime Victim Compensation

The program provides financial resources for victims of crime and helps victims with certain out-of-pocket costs from crime-related injuries.

Sexual Assault Examination Payment Program

The program pays for medical examinations that gather evidence of sex crimes and assure the physical health of the sex crime victim.

Iowa Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Project (SAKI)

This initiative addresses the issue of resubmitted sexual assault kits and seeks to enact criminal justice reform to ensure all processes are victim-centered and trauma-informed, to promote accountability, to bring justice to victims of sexual assault, and to ensure public safety through the identification of offenders and serial offenders.

Iowa VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)

Iowa VINE is 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.

IPONDA (Iowa Protective Order Notification for Domestic Abuse Program)

IPONDA is 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.

Iowa Sex Offender Registry Watch

This service provides 24-hour access to sex offender registrant information online, the ability to verify a registered sex offender's location and other characteristics including a photo, and be automatically notified by phone or email about changes in the location or identification information of a registered sex offender.

Identify Theft Passport Program

This 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.

Status of a Case

Iowa courts allow anyone to search for cases and to look at the docket of filings in a case.  For criminal cases, a trial date is normally set to assure that the case is not lost in the court system.  If you are the victim or a witness in a case, the prosecutor will contact you to let you know if the trial will go on the scheduled date.  The disposition in a case is also listed when the case is disposed.

More resources for crime victims can be found on the Iowa Attorney General's website.

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