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Shari Kastein Honored with Awards in Victim Services

We are thrilled to announce that our CEO, Shari Kastein, has been honored with the Award of Excellence in Victim Services and the John & Kay Egan Award for her exceptional work serving victims of crime in Iowa.  Both awards were presented on April 6th during the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Commemoration event in Des Moines, Iowa, where Shari was a guest speaker. The awards recognize individuals who[...]

Iowa Domestic Violence Helpline Taking Calls

Iowa Domestic Violence Helpline, a statewide domestic violence call center, began taking its first calls on October 1, 2015. The call center, a product of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All services provided are completely free and confidential. It will be a great resource for victims and survivors, as well as an asset to the state.

Several things took[...]

October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DVAM History

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the "Day of Unity" held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to a range of activities conducted at the local, state, and national level. The[...]