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Welcome to
Iowa's Crime Victim Assistance Division (CVAD)
Victim Services Support (VSS) Program

The Victim Services Support Program provides partial funding and technical assistance to community-based, system-based, and statewide victim service programs throughout Iowa .  Funded victim service programs provide free and confidential services to persons who are victims of crime.

For information about the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA or Stimulus) Funds, please click on 'Recovery (Stimulus) Funds' on the left hand side of this webpage.

Victims of Crime Act Assistance funds (VOCA or VA) are awarded to Iowa by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime. The funds come from the federal VOCA Fund that consists entirely of fines and penalties paid by convicted federal criminals. The funds are collected by U.S. Attorney Offices. Eligibility Requirements, Certified Assurances

Violence Against Women Act funds (VAWA or VW) are awarded to Iowa by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office on Violence Against Women. Congress appropriates the funds annually. Eligibility Requirements, Certified Assurances

Family Violence Prevention and Services Act  funds (FV) are awarded to Iowa by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services. Congress appropriates the funds annually.  Eligibility Requirements, Certified Assurances

Sexual Abuse Services Program funds (SASP or SS) are awarded to Iowa by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office on Violence Against Women. Congress appropriates the funds annually.
Eligibility Requirements, Certified Assurances

Iowa Domestic Abuse
(DA) funds and Iowa Sexual Abuse (SA) funds are appropriated annually by the Iowa Legislature. Eligibility Requirements, Certified Assurances

Additional certified assurances:  Debarment Certification, Tobacco Certification, Lobbying and Drug-Free Workplace, Minority Impact Statement, OCR Worksheet and Consultation Agreement. Remember to sign the Certified Assurances with blue ink when submitting your Application.

Click on the following to download the document: DA-SA Service Area Map, Table of Outreach Offices, Criminal Justice Program Area Map, and VW or VAW Purpose Areas. Click on the following to download  Region #6 Application Schedule and the Transition Application Schedule.  Click on the following to download the power point presentation for the Transition Application.  Click on the following to download the Transition Plan

Below are the cover sheet, budget and narrative application information. Click on the type of application in order to open it.

Cover Sheet & Budget Sections of Application
Victim Service Budget Application (DA, SA, Shelter, Culturally-Specific DA, Culturally- Specific SA)
Transition Budget Application

Narrative Application Information
Domestic Abuse Comprehensive Services Application
Sexual Abuse Comprehensive Services Application
Transition Narrative Application

Click on https://www.vinelink.com to access Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE).  Then click on Iowa on the map to access IowaVINE link. 

View the Crime Victim Assistance Division website located at http://www.iowaattorneygeneral.org/helping_victims/index.html

View resources in your county by clicking on http://www.iowaattorneygeneral.org/map/map.html

View Administrative Rules for CVAD's Victim Services Program

View CVAD's 3-year Annual Report Fiscal Year 2008-2010 (July 1, 2008-June 30, 2010)

Technology note: this website is best viewed with Internet Explorer v5.5 or above. All linked documents are in Adobe Acrobat format. To download a free Acrobat Reader, click here.

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