Office of the Attorney General – Crime Victim Assistance Division

Parent Organization: Iowa Department of Justice

Location Information

321 E 12th St, Des Moines, IA, USA

Phone 5152815044 | Fax 5152818199

If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury from a violent crime, the Crime Victim Compensation Program may be able to help. The program helps victims with certain out-of-pocket expenses related to injuries from violent crime. It is funded entirely by fines and penalties paid by criminals (not by taxpayers).


  • Funding for crime-related expenses:
    • Medical care
    • counseling
    • Lost wages
    • Funeral expenses
    • Crime scene clean-up
    • Child care
    • Relocation expenses and travel


Victim of a violent crime.

Intake Process:

Complete an application, sign all three releases, and return it to the Crime Victim Compensation Program either by mail or through the online crime victim compensation application. After reviewing the application, they may request additional information. You do not need a lawyer to receive program benefits.

For more information and frequently asked questions, go to the Crime Victim Compensation Facts page on the website.


No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: Yes

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