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CAASA is a non-profit, victim services agency that provides sexual assault services to the 19 counties of Region 1

 

Service area: Our service area consist of 19 counties in Region 1 of Iowa, Buena Vista, Calhoun, Carroll, Cherokee, Clay, Crawford, Dickinson, Emmet, Ida, Lyon, Monona, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sac, Sioux, and Woodbury.
Work with: We provide services to all survivors of sexual abuse which includes secondary victims such as partners/spouse, Siblings, parents/guardian and any other support systems that are part of the victims’ life.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: We also work with our local PD/Sheriffs and the prison in Calhoun County to help them and comply with the PREA act and have worked with victims from those jails and prison. During incarceration, we provide the same services that we provide after release, these services include, crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, by mail or by email; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; court accompaniment and legal accompaniment for sexual assault cases; in-person services such as counseling or support groups at local jails, youth detention centers, and/or prisons; and/or information and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: we provide the same services that we provide after release
Services for loved ones include:
All of the above
Fees: All our services are free and confidential.
Additional Information: It is our goal to eliminate any boundaries that may hinder a victim/survivor to receive services, our advocates are mobile and come to them.  We do have three bilingual advocates that work with Spanish speaking persons and include services involving immigration concerns.

address

Business office 305 W. 6th street
PO Box 996
Spencer, Iowa 51301

office

(712)262-4612

24-Hour Hotline

1-877-362-4612

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
website

www.caasaonline.org

email

director@caasaonline.org

L.U.N.A. was developed as a community based pilot program in 1999, with the purpose of providing culturally specific services to Latinas victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. L.U.N.A. became a formal organization in 2002. In 2015, recognizing the need for services in the Latino community in Marshalltown, a location was opened to provide these services.

The mission of L.U.N.A. is to empower, educate, and advocate for victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community, so that they may build futures free from violence. 

Additional services were initiated in 2016, with the implementation of educational support groups offered to the inmates and detainees at the Marshall County Jail.

Understanding that victims need more than counseling services to survive abuse, the program was developed from a holistic perspective, encompassing the physical, emotional, and economic survival and empowerment. Services are offered to all who seek our assistance regardless of race, gender, country of origin, religious background, economic situation, or preferred language.

Service area: Our program offers services in the state of Iowa, with offices in Des Moines, and Marshalltown. Groups are being held at the Marshall County Jail, and one- on one counseling is available for SA victims who are incarcerated.
Work with: all survivors of sexual assault” We are an open and affirming provider, and we offer services to secondary victims– services to survivors’ family and friends.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; court accompaniment and legal accompaniment for sexual assault cases; in-person services such as counseling or support groups at local jails, and/or information and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: One-on-one counseling, court advocacy, support groups, 24 hour crisis line (English & Spanish), safety planning, community referrals, domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy training, parenting classes, prevention programming.
Services for loved ones include: All services above are available for secondary victims.
Fees: No charge for any services offered.
Additional Information: Latinas Unidas Por Un Nuevo Amanecer (L.U.N.A.) was developed as a community based pilot program in 1999, with the purpose of providing culturally specific services to Latin victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Understanding that victims need more than counseling services to survive abuse, the program was developed from a holistic perspective, encompassing the physical, emotional, and economic survival and empowerment. Services are offered to all who seek our assistance regardless of race, gender, country of origin, religious background, economic situation, or preferred language.​We are one of 7 culturally specific service providers in the state of Iowa; and every member of our staff is bilingual with native fluency.

address:

16 E Main Street, Suite 190
Marshalltown Iowa, 50158

100 E Euclid Ave, Suite 153
Des Moines, Iowa 50313

office:

319-242-7536

24-Hour Hotline:

1-866-256-7668

Email Address:

www.lunaiowa.org/index.php/en/contact-us/

website:

www.lunaiowa.org

AIDS Project Quad Cities is a non-profit AIDS service organization that provides support to persons living with HIV/AIDS as well as their families and friends in Iowa and Illinois.

Service area: Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, Jones, Muscatine, and Scott Counties in Iowa
Work with: Individuals who are living with, affected by, or at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS or Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and referrals via phone, by mail or by email.
Services for survivors after release include: Free, anonymous HIV/STD testing and counseling; case management; help to obtain services such as assistance with medical expenses for uninsured clients, housing and utility assistance for low-income clients, and assistance in returning to work for clients who are able to do so; a food pantry for HIV+ clients and their families; a children’s program; information; referrals; and other health care services.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free

address

P.O. Box 3306
Davenport, IA 52808

office

(309) 762-5433

office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm CST
Accept Collect Calls: No
email

info@apqc4life.org

website

www.apqc4life.org

 

The LGBT Community Center of Central Iowa provides information and referrals to the LGBT community of Des Moines.

Service area: Des Moines metropolitan area
Work with: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and allies
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and referrals to local LGBT-friendly resources via phone or by mail. For the quickest response, please call the LGBT Community Center for assistance.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as a reference library of materials.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free

address

500 E. Locust St., Suite 300
Des Moines, IA 50309

office

(515) 277-7884

office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm CST
Accept Collect Calls: No
email

ruth@oneiowa.org

 

The Waypoint Sexual Assault Intervention Program provides crisis intervention and support services to survivors of sexual assault, their families, and significant others.

Service area: Benton, Jones, and Linn Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their families, and significant others
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; individual counseling; advocacy and information regarding legal, medical, and social services systems; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as group support for women, men, and teenage survivors of sexual assault.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; individual counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Waypoint has facilitated support groups for incarcerated sexual abuse/assault survivors. Additional groups may be scheduled in the future. Services are currently available in Spanish. Se ofrece servicios en español.

address

318 Fifth Street, SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

office

(319) 365-1458

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm CST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
24-hour hotline

(319) 363-5490

24-hour toll-free hotline

(800) 208-0389

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email: Refer to the Contacts portion of the website
website

www.waypointservices.org

 

The Women’s Resource Center provides comprehensive, free, and confidential services for survivors of sexual assault. Service area: Des Moines, Henry, and Louisa Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their friends, and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline or by mail; hospital accompaniment and advocacy during forensic exams; legal advocacy and accompaniment during sexual assault cases; follow-up counseling by phone or mail; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as in-person individual counseling; emergency housing for women and children; and a support group for sexual assault survivors, depending on availability.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; individual counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

address

616 North Eight Street
Burlington, IA 52601

office

(319) 752-0606

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm CST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
24-hour toll-free hotline

(800) 693-1399

email

ywcashelter@mchsi.com

website

www.burlingtony.org/womens-shelter

 

The Tri-State Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse provides services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois.

Service area: Lee and Van Buren Counties in Iowa
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline or by mail and confidential in-person counseling at the Iowa State Penitentiary. Survivors at the Iowa State Penitentiary can contact the appropriate prison staff or write to the Tri-State Coalition directly to arrange for counseling services.
Services for survivors after release include: Crisis intervention; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; individual counseling; and support groups (as available).
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

address

P.O. Box 494
Keokuk, IA 52632-0494

office

(319) 524-8520

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm CST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
24-hour toll-free hotline

(800) 498-5095

email

tsc@iowatelecom.net

 

Riverview Center is a nonprofit agency committed to providing compassionate, client-centered care for individuals affected by sexual assault in Iowa, and for individuals affected by sexual and domestic violence in Illinois. Riverview Center’s free services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, legal and medical advocacy, long and short-term counseling, transition assistance for domestic violence survivors, and violence prevention education programs.

Service area: Benton County, Linn County, Jones County. Includes Linn County Jail and Anamosa State Penitentiary.
Work with: Survivors of sexual abuse and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Mail correspondence; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; accompaniment to courts and during law enforcement interviews; legal and medical advocacy; in-person counseling; group counseling/support groups; crisis intervention and counseling via hotline; information, referrals, and references.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Services are available in English and Spanish. Se ofrece servicios en español.

address

524 4th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

office

(319) 540-0080

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm CST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
24-hour toll-free hotline

(888) 557-0310

email

ashley@riverviewcenter.org

website

www.riverviewcenter.org

 

The Rape Victim Advocacy Program provides free, confidential trauma-informed advocacy to all affected by sexual violence and promotes social change through prevention education.

Service area: Cedar, Johnson, Iowa, Des Moines, Henry, Lee, Washington and Van Buren Counties
Work with: survivors of sexual abuse and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: information, referrals, and references, crisis intervention and counseling via hotline, in-person counseling, legal and medical advocacy, hospital accompaniment during forensic exams, accompaniment to courts and during law enforcement interviews.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as in-person individual counseling and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: We do not provide services to sex offenders. If survivor is a sex offender we will help only if the services needed are in regards to being a survivor. We can get translators for any language free of charge

address

320 S. Linn Street, Ste. 100
Iowa City, IA 52240

office

(319) 335-6001

office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm CST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes, during office hours
24-hour hotline

(319) 335-6000

toll-free Iowa Sexual Abuse hotline (TTY)

(800) 284-7821

TTY hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm CST
email

rvap@uiowa.edu

website

www.rvap.org

 

Polk County Crisis and Advocacy Services (PCCAS) is a division of the Polk County Department of Community, Family and Youth Services that provides a continuum of services and advocacy to survivors of violent crime in Polk County regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disabilities. PCCAS provides crisis intervention and on-going support services to survivors of rape and sexual assault, regardless of whether or not a survivor chooses to report or how long ago the abuse may have occurred.

Service area: Polk County and surrounding counties that do not have services for survivors
Work with: All survivors of violent crime, including rape and sexual assault; their family members; and friends
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline or by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual counseling; art therapy; and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: PCCAS also offers counseling and support services to survivors of personal violent crimes, such as robbery, fraud/forgery, burglary, property crimes, and hate crimes; survivors of loved ones that have been murdered; and family members who have lost a loved one to suicide. Contact PCCAS for more information about these and other services.

address

Polk County River Place
2309 Euclid Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310

office/24-hour hotline

(515) 286-3600

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm CST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes, on a limited basis
email

Rhonda.Hummel@polkcountyiowa.gov

website

www.polkcountyiowa.gov/cfys/services/crisis-advocacy-services

 

The Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA) unites people and organizations to promote a society free from sexual violence and to meet the diverse needs of survivors of sexual assault. IowaCASA currently has 28 member sexual assault crisis centers serving survivors of sexual assault throughout Iowa and offers a variety of services aimed at meeting the diverse needs of survivors and those who serve them.

Service area: Iowa
Work with: Survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones, sexual assault programs, and allied professional groups
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and referrals to the nearest rape crisis center via phone or by mail for any survivor of sexual assault; individual crisis counseling for sexual assault survivors at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women (ICIW); and a directory of affiliated rape crisis centers on the IowaCASA website. IowaCASA, in collaboration with advocates from Iowa rape crisis/sexual assault centers or Department of Corrections’ staff, provides confidential support groups for sexual assault survivors at ICIW in Mitchellville, the Anamosa State Penitentiary, and the Newton Correctional Facility. Survivors who are interested in joining these groups can contact their prison counselor or IowaCASA for more information.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as civil legal assistance for survivors of sexual assault, including immigration assistance.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Other IowaCASA services include: technical assistance and training to member centers; improving responses to sexual assault within communities of color; a training initiative for assisting survivors with developmental disabilities; a national project providing peer-based assistance to other sexual assault coalitions; statewide sexual assault prevention; training for allied professionals; and public policy efforts at the state and national level.

address

Attn: Sheri Floyd
515 28th Street, Suite 107
Des Moines, IA 50312-5259

office

(515) 244-7424

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm CST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email

director@iowacasa.org

or

community@iowacasa.org

website

www.iowacasa.org

 

Iowa Center for AIDS Resources and Education (ICARE) is a non-profit AIDS organization, which provides comprehensive practical, emotional, and financial support to persons living with HIV/AIDS, their partners, families, friends, and others concerned about HIV or AIDS in a safe, accepting, and non-judgmental atmosphere.

Service area: Eastern Iowa, including Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Johnson, Lee, Louisa, and Wapello Counties
Work with: All people living with HIV/AIDS, their partners, families, friends, and others
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and referrals by phone or mail. HIV+ prisoners who are interested in services after their release can contact ICARE for more information.
Services for survivors after release include: Case management to link clients to health care and other support services, such as food banks, housing and utility assistance, primary medical and dental care, mental health services, and others; counseling; confidential HIV testing; limited emergency financial assistance; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: HIV testing; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

address

438 Southgate Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

office

(319) 338-2135

toll-free office (SE Iowa only)

(888) 338-2135

office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm CST
Accept Collect Calls: No
email

info@icareiowa.org

website

www.icareiowa.org

 

The Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence is a private, non profit organization that is dedicated to helping survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence become empowered in their quest for dignity and self-respect.

Service area: Plymouth, and Woodbury Counties in Iowa
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, their friends, and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline or by mail; hospital accompaniment and medical advocacy during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; in-person follow-up counseling, where available; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual and group counseling for teen and adult survivors of sexual assault and emergency shelter.
Services for loved ones include: Support groups are offered for family and friends of sexual assault survivors.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: All services are available in English and Spanish. Se ofrece todos los servicios en español e ingles. Los servicios incluyen: intervención en la crisis por la línea de ayuda de 24 horas; el acompañamiento al hospital durante el examen forense; abogacía legal; consejería individual y de grupo para jóvenes y adultos; información; y referencias a otras agencias. Todos los servios son gratis y confidenciales.

address

P.O. Box 1565
Sioux City, IA 51102

office

(712) 277-0131

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm CST
24-hour hotline

(712) 258-7233

24-hour toll-free hotline

(800) 982-7233

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email

Margaret@csadv.org

website

www.csadvsiouxland.org

 

The mission of Crisis Intervention Service is to provide persons affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and homicide with professional, confidential, 24-hour services including safety and support and to prevent violence in our communities through education.

Service area: Butler, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Humboldt, Kossuth, Mitchell, Webster, Winnebago, Worth, and Wright Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual abuse and their loved ones.
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Mail correspondence; accompaniment to courts and during law enforcement interviews; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal and medical advocacy; in-person counseling; group counseling/support groups; crisis intervention and counseling via hotline; information, referrals, and references.
Services for survivors after release include: Group counseling/support groups; crisis intervention and counseling via hotline; information, referrals, and references; in-person counseling; legal and medical advocacy; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; accompaniment to courts and during law enforcement interviews; mail correspondence.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: English and Spanish.

address

206 3rd Street NE
Mason City, IA 50401

office

641-424-9133

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm CST
24-hour hotline

800-479-9071

Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email

cis@cishelps.org

website

www.cishelps.org

 

Family Crisis Support Network (FCSN) provides comprehensive services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Service area: Adair, Audubon, Cass, Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page, and Shelby Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, age eight and older, their family, and friends
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline or by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals. In-person counseling may also be available, depending on the availability of staff.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual counseling; support groups for adult female survivors of sexual assault; and emergency shelter for women and children.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: FCSN will provide immediate crisis intervention for any survivor who contacts them. For those survivors who are perpetrators of abuse against current FCSN clients, FCSN will provide appropriate referrals for ongoing services.

address

P.O. Box 11
Atlantic, IA 50022

office

(712) 243-6615

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm CST
24-hour hotline

(712) 243-5123

24-hour toll-free hotline

(800) 696-5123

Accept Collect Calls: No
email

fcsn@metc.net

 

Family Resources Quad Cities Rape/Sexual Assault Counseling and Advocacy Program is the only sexual assault service program in the Quad Cities area and provides comprehensive services to survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones.

Service area: Quad Cities
Work with: All survivors of sexual violence, their friends, and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline or by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment during sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual counseling and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional information: Services are offered regardless of the survivor’s decision to report or not to report the incident to law enforcement agencies.

address

1521 47th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265

office

(563) 322-1200

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm CST
24-hour hotline

(563) 326-9191

Accept Collect Calls: Yes, on the hotline
email: Contact staff via the website
website

www.famres.org/QCRSA

 

The Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center (D/SAOC) offers safety, support, and hope to adult and child survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and to the loved ones of homicide victims.

Service area: Calhoun, Carroll, Crawford, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Webster, and Wright Counties
Work with: Adult and child survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, their friends, and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline or by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; in-person advocacy and individual counseling for survivors of sexual assault at Fort Dodge Correctional Facility; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: Crisis intervention; hospital accompaniment; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; emergency shelter; individual counseling; support groups; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: D/SAOC also has specially trained child advocates to provide services to child survivors of sexual assault.

address

P.O. Box 773
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

24-hour office

(515) 955-2273

24-hour hotline

(515) 573-8000

24-hour toll-free hotline

(888) 356-2006

Accept Collect Calls: No
email

dsaoc@dsaoc.com

website

www.dsaoc.com

 

Domestic Violence Alternatives/Sexual Assault Center Inc. provides comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Service area: Jasper, Marshall, Poweshiek, and Tama Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their family, and friends
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline or by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; court accompaniment and advocacy for sexual assault cases; in-person counseling at local jails; information; and referrals. Prisoners in Jasper County can write to the address above, Attn: Jasper County.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as in-person counseling.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free

address

P.O. Box 1507
Marshalltown, IA 50158

office

(641) 752-3245

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm CST
24-hour hotline

(641) 753-3513

24-hour toll-free hotline

(800) 779-3512

Accept Collect Calls: Yes, on the toll-free hotline
email

dvasac@marshallnet.com

 

The AIDS Project of Central Iowa is the largest HIV/AIDS service and prevention agency in the state of Iowa and provides personalized direct care services to hundreds of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as provides prevention services to thousands of Iowans at-risk for contracting the disease.

Service area: Primarily Central Iowa, but willing to serve any Iowian in need of services
Work with: HIV+ individuals and anyone affected by HIV/AIDS
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and support by phone or by mail; and case management for inmates at Polk County Jail. Prisoners can contact the AIDS Project of Central Iowa prior to their release to arrange for services in the community.
Services for survivors after release include: Case management; rapid HIV testing; Hepatitis C testing; Hepatitis A and B vaccinations; emergency financial assistance; a food pantry; housing assistance, when available; counseling; support groups; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: Information and support.
Fees: Free

address

711 E. 2nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

office

(515) 284-0245

toll-free office

(888) 373-0010

office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm CST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
email

info@aidsprojectci.org

website

www.aidsprojectci.org

 

The Office of Citizens’ Aide/Ombudsman serves as an independent and impartial agency to which citizens can air their grievances about government. By facilitating communications between citizens and government and making recommendations to improve administrative practices and procedures, the Ombudsman promotes responsiveness and quality in government. The Ombudsman has authority to investigate complaints about Iowa state and local government, with certain exceptions (exceptions do not include inmates). The Ombudsman attempts to resolve most problems informally. Following an investigation, the Ombudsman may make findings and recommendations and publish a report. Inmates who have been sexually assaulted in an Iowa correctional facility can contact the Ombudsman to report the assault and any concerns regarding the handling of investigations into such abuse. Inmates can call collect from any prison.

address

Ola Babcock Miller Building
1112 East Grand
Des Moines, IA 50319

office

(515) 281-3592

toll-free office

(888) 426-6283

TTY

(515) 242-5065

fax

(515) 242-6007

email

ombudsman@legis.state.ia.us

website

www.legis.state.ia.us/ombudsman

 

The ACLU of Iowa (ACLU-IA) is dedicated to upholding the United States Constitution – particularly the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments. The ACLU-IA’s work is focused on defending the rights to freedom of speech and association, the right to freedom of religion, the right to due process, the right to privacy, and the right to equal protection under the law. These rights are also protected by Article I of the Iowa Constitution.

The ACLU-IA receives dozens of requests for assistance every week. Bulky complaints may be ignored. To be effective, a complaint should be short and to the point. Tell the ACLU-IA what personal right is being violated, how you are being affected, and what you want the ACLU to do. Describe the arguments on both sides of the dispute in a few words and include the primary facts favoring each side. Please avoid sending lengthy documents or originals unless requested.

address

505 5th Ave., Ste 901
Des Moines, IA 50309

office

(515) 243-3576

email

iclu@iowaclu.org

website

www.aclu-ia.org

 

The Iowa State Bar Association FIND-A-LAWYER service is a directory provided by the Iowa State Bar Association to assist its members and the public in locating an attorney. This free service will supply the name or names of lawyers who are willing to consult with you for $25 for the first 30 minutes. If further legal services are needed, you and the attorney will negotiate the arrangement, including the fee.

All lawyers listed in FIND-A-LAWYER are members of The Iowa State Bar Association. The Iowa State Bar Association does not recommend or endorse the services of those listed, nor does the omission of others from this directory imply a negative assessment, or any evaluation or recommendation whatsoever. Nothing in this FIND-A-LAWYER directory should be relied upon as legal advice.

address

625 E. Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

office

(515) 243-3179

toll-free in Iowa

(800) 532-1108

email

isba@iowabar.org

website

www.iowabar.org/AttorneyOnLine.nsf/srch