Brochure By-laws Schedule of Meetings Certification Program
The Iowa Organization for Victim Assistance (IOVA) was organized in 1983 to educate Iowans regarding victim rights issues. IOVA is an organization of survivors of crime, witnesses, victim advocates, concerned citizens, and related agencies and organizations. It is organized as a non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization.
IOVA pursues awareness of and support for crime victims rights in Iowa by:
• Advocating for short and long term changes in the criminal justice system to better meet the needs of victims and witnesses.
• Educating professionals to provide more sensitive services to victims and witnesses.
• Advocating for quality victim services through the establishment of a professional certification program for victim service professionals in Iowa.
• Provide a forum for crime victims and witnesses to voice their concerns and grievances.
For membership information, please download the brochure from the link above. Victims of a crime are invited to be a member of IOVA free of charge for one year.
Annual awards are presented to persons who have contributed outstanding service to victims. Please click on the links to receive more information and nomination forms. Egan Award Nomination Law Enforcement Award
IOVA is an equal opportunity organization
IOVA P.O. Box 8345, Des Moines, IA 50301