Office of Victim and Restorative Justice Programs
Mary Roche, LMHC, Director
Iowa Department of Corrections
1-800-778-1182 Or email: Mary.Roche@iowa.gov
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
- 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.