Victim Witness Assistance

You are considered a victim of a crime if...

As defined by Iowa Code Section 915.10(3), you are considered a crime victim if you are:

  • A person who has suffered physical, emotional, or financial harm as a result of a public offense or delinquent act
  • The immediate family member(s) of a victim who has died or was rendered incompetent as a result of the offense
  • The immediate family member(s) of a victim who was under the age of eighteen years of age at the time of the offense

Victim Services

The Story County Attorney's Office is dedicated to helping victims and witnesses through the criminal justice system by providing as much information, convenience, and courtesy as possible. We are committed to providing the following services to you:

  • Explanations of the criminal justice process and court procedures
  • Notifications concerning upcoming court hearings, trials, plea negotiations, and case results
  • Assistance in recovering financial losses and other crime related expenses, which are not covered by insurance
  • Information and referrals for victim-offender conferencing, mediation, counseling, and other community resources
  • Provide documentation for victim impact statements and other relevant court documents
  • Address safety concerns
  • Information and references concerning crime victims' rights in Iowa

For a full definition of crime victims' rights, please refer to Iowa Code Section 915.