Polk County Decategorization

Violence & Crime Solutions

 

focus on prevention programs

National Human Trafficking Hotline

If you need help or see something suspicious, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline:

888-373-7888 or text "Help" to BEFREE (233733)

Call Specialists are available 24/7 to take reports of potential human trafficking. All reports are confidential and you may remain anonymous. Interpreters are available.

 

Statewide Iowa Crisis Line

Call for information about direct services for survivors:
800-770-1650 or text "iowahelp" to 20121

 

Teens Against Human Trafficking

Empowering youth to be lifelong ambassadors in the fight against human trafficking! If you want to start a team, please contact Shannon Schott here. Download a flyer here. Visit here to view Human Trafficking Resources.

Safe at Home by Secretary of State

Safe at Home (SAH) is an address confidentiality program. This program helps survivors improve their lives with the following services:

Substitute address

Mail Forwarding Service

Confidential Voter Registration

If you are a survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault, trackfficking, stalking, or violent crimes, SAH may be the right fit for you. Your address is or will be unknown to your abuser or offender. Contact an advocate program or the Secretary of State's office for more information:

SafeAtHome@Iowa.gov 515-725-SAFE(7233), IA Coalition Against Domestic Violence 800-770-1650 (24-Hour Hotline), IA Coalition Against Sexual Assault 800-284-7821 (24-Hour Hotline). To learn more, visit Safe At Home here.

**SAH is not a witness protection program, capable of shielding you from legal obligations, such as custody disputes or able to hide your address from real estate records, such as the purchase of a home or office space. However, renters' addresses will be protected.

Innovation That Works - Safe Schools/Healthy Students

After only four years of implementing the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) program through a state model, the results show the impact that SS/HS has had on just 21 communities across seven states. Approximately 200,000 students have been affected by the programs and services available through Safe Schools/Healthy Students funding.

And the good news doesn’t stop there:

Over 60,000 people were trained in youth violence prevention and mental health promotion.
More than 34,000 students received school-based mental health services.

Ready to see more? Click here to view and download the new SS/HS infographic, Innovation That Works.

Created by the National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, this new infographic highlights the impact and success of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students program—and shares the SS/HS Framework that makes it possible to replicate these successes in other communities.

Woodward Community Based Services: Outpatient Sexual Offender Treatment Program

WCBS provides services for males between the ages of 13 and 18 who have demonstrated sexually aggressive or inappropriate behaviors. The treatment focuses on victim empathy, healthy relationships, identifying and recognizing triggers, and relapse prevention. Assessment tools used by WCBS include polygraph testing, the JSORRAT-II and the J-SOAP-II. Call 515-274-9607 to learn more.

 

 

Domestic violence