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NCVRW - Muscatine Prevent Violence Coalition

The Muscatine County Prevent Violence Coalition (PVC) puts on several activities throughout the year to reach out to provide helpful information, bring awareness, promote kindness, and serve victims.

 

NCVRW - Crossroads of Iowa

In Central Iowa, there are several organizations who work tirelessly, day in and day out, supporting victims and helping them to find their justice. Today we are highlighting Crossroads of Iowa in Urbandale.

NCVRW - Argrow's House

Across the country, organizations, elected officials and Americans will be calling attention to the struggles that crime victims face in this country. The theme of this year’s NCVRW is “rights, access, equity, for all victims.” According to the Office for Victims of Crime, this theme “underscores the importance of helping crime survivors find their justice by enforcing rights, expanding access to services, and ensuring equity and inclusion for all.”

 

This week, we will be highlighting some of the organizations across the state that support Iowa crime victims and help them find their justice. Today, we're highlighting Argrow's House based in Davenport. 

NCVRW - Whispers of Love, Hope, and Joy

Today we're continuing to highlight some of the organizations across the state that support Iowa crime victims and help them find their justice. Today, we're highlighting Whispers of Love, Hope, and Joy based in Sioux Center. 

Coalition to End Human Trafficking

Recently, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced a statewide alliance of small businesses who are committed to ending human trafficking in Iowa. This group, called Iowa Businesses Against Trafficking (IBAT), are asked to complete two tasks each year designed to "educate employees, customers, and industry partners on the signs and impact of human trafficking in Iowa." They're also asked to empower others to take action. 

So Much To Be Proud Of

Unfortunately, the Iowa Legislature did not keep our constitutional amendment for victims' rights alive past the legislative funnel. Our issue is no longer eligible to be considered this year. 

 

When Marsy’s Law for Iowa launched four years ago, no one in this state was talking about victims’ rights. During that short amount of time, our coalition has met with tens of thousands of Iowans, attended events, held press conferences and penned letters to the editor, grew our coalition of survivors, victim organizations and law enforcement, and most importantly, brought crime victims back into the criminal justice conversation once again. 

 

While the outcome has certainly not been what we had hoped, we are so proud of the work that was done to advance victims’ rights in Iowa.