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Victim Services

Board of Parole (BOP) Registered Victims

Victims can register to receive mandated notifications. Register through the County Attorney's Office where the trial occurred.  

You are not automatically registered.  Once you register, the County Attorney will notify the following departments how to reach you for mandated notifications:  

County Sheriff or Jail

Clerk of Court

The Iowa Department of Corrections

The Iowa Board of Parole

The Department of Justice

Your Responsibilities

You are responsible for updating your address, telephone number and any other changes. 

You may also register with Iowa Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE). 

This automated system only notifies you of offender movement from one institution to another or after discharge. To register with VINE, please call 1-888-742-8463 or visit Iowa VINE 

If you registered with VINE, you still need to register with the Clerk of Court where the trial occurred.

Victim Notification

  • You are notified at least 20 days before an offender's scheduled interview.
  • You can submit your concerns and opinions in writing before a hearing.
  • You must contact the Board of Parole if you want to appear in person or by counsel and talk at the interview about the offender's release.
  • You receive notice of the Board's decision regarding release of the offender. 
  • Recommendations will be forwarded for Commutation and Pardon cases. As a registered victim, you receive notification by law. 
  • For offenders sentenced to Probation, the Department of Corrections (DOC) may provide other notifications. See the DOC website to locate the probation/parole offices in your area.

How do I find out more:

Please call 515-725-5761. You can ask for information regarding,

  • an inmate's movement within the system,
  • Parole Board decisions,
  • Release plan recommendations,
  • Annual review dates, and other details.