Victim Services

Office of Victim and Restorative Justice Programs (OVRJP)
     Mary P. Roche, LMHC - Director of the OVRJP
     Madison Elbert - Victim Services Specialist

Write to us at:

Attn:  Office of Victim Programs
Iowa Department of Corrections
510 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319                                      

Office phone:  1-800-778-1182  Or email: or                                           

The Office of Victim and Restorative Justice Programs encourages victims’ involvement in the criminal justice system by providing opportunities to participate in decisions concerning an offender’s liberty. The Office provides victims with support, information and services based on the principles of Restorative Justice.

What services are available for victims of crime?

  • Crisis intervention and advocacy throughout the corrections process
  • Assisting victims with concerns related to inmates and parolees under our jurisdiction
  • Registration and Notification
  • Sex Offender Notification
  • Restitution/Compensation
  • Victim Offender Dialogue

Victim Advisory Council

The Office of Victim and Restorative Justice Programs is supported by the DOC Victim Advisory Council (VAC). The VAC membership includes victims/survivors, victim advocates, criminal justice professionals, and other interested community members.  The Mission of the VAC is, "to strengthen the voice, increase the presence, and promote the interests of those harmed by crime in the policies, programs and practices of the Iowa Department of Corrections."

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Victim Advisory Council, please contact our office.


Printed from the Iowa Department of Corrections website on March 27, 2023 at 8:04am.