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Victim Witness Assistance

The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Northern District of Iowa is committed to ensuring that federal crime victims are afforded all rights to which they are entitled by law. Our victim assistance efforts help victims navigate an unfamiliar system, foster accountability, and find affirmation for their suffering. Our outreach and assistance can help victims access the services they need to recover and help them understand the criminal justice response. Crime Victims' laws have mandated that Department personnel provide victims with services and that we make our best efforts to see that victims are afforded their rights. Services provided to crime victims and witnesses by the U.S. Attorney's Office include: notice of case events; information concerning their rights; information about case proceedings and the criminal justice system in general; referrals to medical and/or social service providers; assistance with travel arrangements; and logistical information concerning transportation, parking, child care, etc.

Victims' Rights

List of enumerated rights for victims established by Congress


Discover national programs that assist crime victims

Information for Victims in Large Cases

Provides case status updates for cases


Learn more about the awarding and collection of restitution

Crime Victims' Rights Ombudsman

Receives and investigates complaints filed by crime victims against DOJ employees

Witness Information

Information for witnesses in federal criminal proceedings

Justice 101

Provides information about the criminal justice process and the federal court system

Contact Us

Contact the Victim Witness Coordinator for our district

Information available
Pamphlets available

By Mail:

U.S. Attorney's Office
111 7th Ave, SE
Box #1
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

By Phone:

Main: (319) 363-6333
Toll Free: (877) 398-2842
TTY: (319) 286-9258
Fax: (319) 363-1990

By Email:

Updated February 28, 2024