Local Organizations and Referrals
In addition to the organizations listed below, please call the hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text to BeFree (233733) for specialized victim services referrals.
Catholic Charities – Des Moines
Family Violence Center/ Children and Families of Iowa
Latinas Unidas por un Nuevo Amanecer (LUNA)
Lutheran Social Services
Youth Emergency Services and Shelter (YESS)
Des Moines, IA
Hotline: 515-282-YESS (9377)
If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, click here.
If you are interested in receiving regular updates from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center or Polaris Project, click here.
Current state laws
|Iowa - Current Criminal Statutes|
|710 A.2||Human Trafficking|
|710 A.3||Affirmative defense|
General rights of human trafficking victim
|710A.2A||Solicitation of commercial sexual activity|
|809A.3.||Conduct giving rise to forfeiture|
|809A.4||Property subject to forfeiture|
|80B.11||Rules: Training for Law Enforcement|
For additional information about State and Federal Policy, including pending legislation and current statutes in other states, please visit the Policy section.
For general information and additional resources about human trafficking in the United States, please visit the Resources section.
NHTRC call Statistics
To view call statistics for Iowa, click on the links below.
For general hotline statistics and reports, click here.