Victim / Witness Program

The Victim/Witness Program works closely with victims and witnesses of crimes throughout the court process and provides information regarding the general process, victim's rights, and resources available to victims.  The program is available to answer questions about the general process or about the particular criminal case in which you are involved.

Victim Resources

Iowa Attorney General's Office Crime Victims Compensation Program


Crisis Intervention Service


24 Hour Crisis Lines
Domestic Abuse - 855-424-9133
Sexual Assault - 800-479-9071

Iowa Sex Offender Registry


Iowa Safe at Home


Duties of the County Attorney

The county attorney's office prosecutes violations of state law and provides legal advice and representation for the county.

The County Attorney DOES:

  • Prosecute all violations of state criminal laws and county ordinances.
  • Provide legal advice to the Board of Supervisors and county and township officers concerning county matters.
  • Represent and defend the state, county and its officers in officially related cases.
  • Recover all monies (debts, fines, penalties, etc.) owing to the state or county.
  • Present all mental health commitment proceedings and all juvenile delinquency and child in need of assistance cases.

The Cerro Gordo County Attorney is a full time County Attorney and DOES NOT:

  • Give legal advice to or represent private groups or persons.
  • File lawsuits for private persons or defend them against lawsuits, including actions for dissolution of marriage.
  • Prepare wills, deeds or other legal documents for private individuals.

For Questions about jury duty, paying fines, or traffic violations please contact the Clerk of Court at (641) 424-6431.