Victim Services

This resource page is for victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, stalking, restraining/ no-contact order, and harassment charges. Through a collaboration with Planned Parenthood, Catholic Charities, and Iowa Western Community College, we have collected several resources to help you through this process. 
CBPD Criminal Investigations Division Sergeants
  • Provides assigned detective/s or investigating officer's contact information
  • Provides criminal case updates
  • Explains investigation process
Catholic Charities Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program
  • Encourages honesty
  • Encourages cooperation with law enforcement
  • Helps the survivor where they are at
  • Provides confidential support
  • Project Harmony interview assistance
  • Assists with restraining & no-contact orders
  • Attends hearings
  • Stable housing for homeless families (formerly Phoenix House)
  • Individualized case management with the goal of helping each family leave the shelter with stable housing, financial stability and empowerment to live a successful, sustainable life
CHI Mercy Hospital SANE Nurses
  • Provides healthcare in the ER pertaining to sexual assaults (STI screening, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception)
  • Forensic medical evidence collection
  • Domestic violence crisis intervention
  • Community resource connection
  • Testimony in judicial proceedings
Heartland Family Services (Southwest Iowa, Sarpy County)
  • Individual Therapy (EMDR and trauma-certified therapists)
  • Case management
  • Co-occurring treatment for mental health and substance abuse
Iowa 4th Judicial District Courts
  • Court Forms (click on the Domestic Abuse and Violence folder to find desired form)
  • Registering of out-of-state protection orders
Iowa Western Community College (Services for Students)
  • Free and confidential counseling with a licensed professional on main campus in Council Bluffs
  • Assessment of safety and support in reestablishing safety on campus
  • Education on reporting options and procedures both on campus and/ or with local law enforcement
Jennie Edmundson Hospital SANE/ SART Program
  • Specialty trauma-informed providers
  • Forensic evidence collection
  • Treatment may include preventative measures for sexually transmitted diseases or unwanted pregnancy
  • Emotional support
  • Testimony during legal proceedings
  • STI Screenings for domestic violence victims
  • Birth control
  • Confidentiality
  • Safety planning
  • In-person and telehealth medical services
Project Harmony (Children)
  • Forensic interviews
  • Pediatric medical exams
  • Family advocacy
  • Trauma-informed mental health crisis counseling
Women's Center for Advancement 
  • Confidential conversations with an advocate
  • Expert guidance to walk you through the various processes (legal, medical, etc.)
  • Licensed therapists provide free mental health care to clients in crisis
  • Free legal aid to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault (divorce, child custody, etc.)
  • Career services
  • Financial planning
  • Classes for a healthy you 
  • Peer support

This project was supported by Grant No. 2019-WA-AX-0012 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.  

Pottawattamie County Attorney's Office