What We Do

Homicide & Other Violent Crimes


We work with families and survivors of homicide victims, as well as victims and survivors of violent crimes.  Our goal is to ensure survivors’ rights, safety, and healing were given priority and quality care.  When a tragedy strikes, we understand the traumatic experience often carries great physical, emotional or financial harm.

Our Crime Victim Specialists help victims and survivors navigate the justice system, as well as the emotional journey that lies ahead.  Services are completely free and confidential.  Our professional and compassionate staff works with each person as long as needed.

Our services can include:

  • 24/7 emergency crisis support
  • Funeral advocacy
  • Assistance with immediate quetsions and concerns
  • Liaison with law enforcement
  • Liaison with prosecution
  • Assitance filling out financial compensation forms for crime related expenses
  • Victim rights
  • Victim notification and safety planning
  • Personal advocacy and accompaniment
  • Criminal justice process information
  • Transportation
  • Special accommodations
  • Court accompaniment
  • Guidance with media and attention
  • Victim impact statement assistance
  • Post-conviction support
  • Advocacy with parole hearings
  • Referrals & resources
  • Emotional support

Our Crime Victim Specialists are mobile, meaning they will travel to meet with victims and survivors.  Our team can travel to assist anyone in our 29 county service area, listed below:

  • Lyon
  • Osceola
  • Dickinson
  • Emmet
  • Sioux
  • O'Brien
  • Clay
  • Palo Alto
  • Plymouth
  • Cherokee
  • Buena Vista
  • Woodbury
  • Ida
  • Sac
  • Monona
  • Crawford
  • Carroll
  • Harrison
  • Shelby
  • Audubon
  • Pottawattamie
  • Cass
  • Adair
  • Mills
  • Montgomery
  • Adams
  • Fremont
  • Page
  • Taylor

If you would like to be connected with a Crime Victim Specialist near you, please call us at 1.800.382.5603.