Polk County Crisis and Advocacy Services

  • Iowa


2309 Euclid Avenue
Des Moines
United States

About Us

Polk County Crisis & Advocacy Services (PCCAS) is a division of the Polk County Department of Community, Family & Youth Services that provides assistance to victims of crime in Polk County regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disabilities.

Mission Statement

Polk County Crisis & Advocacy Services provides advocacy and support to promote healing and empowerment for victims/survivors of violent crime.

Vision Statement

In Iowa all crime victims are treated with respect and fairness and receive victim-centered comprehensive services.

Polk County Crisis & Advocacy Services...

Provides crisis intervention and on-going supportive services to victims regardless of law enforcement involvement or length of time since the assault or abuse.

  • 24 hour crisis response services
  • Connection to Crime Victim Compensation Program
  • Advocacy with judicial and law enforcement agencies
  • Public education
  • Support groups and age appropriate education in the school system
  • Victim impact panels
  • Community debriefings
  • Counseling sessions
  • Support groups
  • Referrals to appropriate community services
The Violent Crime Team...

Provides counseling and support services for victims of personal violent crimes that involves a respectful and caring response to survivors of loved ones that have been murdered. Counselors are available to help families, friends and loved ones begin to cope with their loss and with the many demands placed upon them.

  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Fraud/Forgery
  • Hate Crime
  • Property Crime
  • Robbery
  • Homicide Crisis Response

All services are free, voluntary and confidential.

For more information, please call (515) 286-3600