Victim Services on this week’s Iowa Journal

The Iowa Journal begins production this calendar year with a program looking at crime victim services in Iowa.

We will be on the air Thursday at 8p and Friday at 630p on Iowa Public Television.

The full details are below.

Victim Services:
On the Thursday, January 7 edition
of The Iowa Journal

(Johnston, Iowa) –Thursday’s episode of The Iowa Journal will take a look at crime victim services in Iowa. This program airs Thursday, January 7 at 8 p.m. It will be rebroadcast Friday, January 8 at 6:30 p.m. on IPTV and Saturday, January 9 at 8:30 a.m. on IPTV WORLD. It will also be available online at iptv.org/iowajournal.
The Crime Victim Assistance Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office was established in 1989 to provide services and assistance to victims of crime. In 2008, services were provided to 22,508 victims of domestic violence, 3,866 victims of sexual abuse, and 653 Iowans who experienced the murder of a loved one. This episode of The Iowa Journal will examine the challenging history of victim services in Iowa, what has been gained in terms of services for victims, and what steps need to be taken to meet growing needs.
In the studio to discuss these issues will be Marti Anderson, founding director of the Iowa Attorney General’s Crime Victim Assistance Division; Sandra McGee, Polk County Crisis and Advocacy Services supervisor; Mary Ingham, executive director of Crisis Intervention Service in Mason City; and Paul Fitzgerald, Story County sheriff and Iowa Crime Victim Assistance board member.
The Iowa Journal will also talk with Kim, a victim of domestic abuse who is working to rebuild her life for herself and her infant daughter.
For more information about The Iowa Journal, visit http://www.iptv.org/iowajournal or call (515) 242-3146. For information on how to watch IPTV WORLD in your area, visit Iptv.org.

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