When it comes to politics, polling and legislation, Iowans are a sharp bunch. Every four years those who want to become president come and meet at Iowans’ kitchen tables, in our coffee shops and at the local co-op. The deliberation and thoughtfulness that Iowans put into picking their candidates and weighing in on important legislation is often commented on by outsiders and national news media.
One of the most profound experiences in the world is to be the victim of a crime. It can often change the way you see the world, impacting your ability to trust or put faith into people or institutions. When your safety is compromised, it can take a lot to feel whole again.