The Diocese of Des Moines

Victim Assistance



The Bishop has appointed Sherry Knox as the Victim Assistance Advocate.  She is also a staff member at Polk County Crisis & Advocacy Services.  Ms. Knox assists victims through the complaint process, and in seeking support and counseling services. Interested parties can call Ms. Knox at (515) 286-2028 or e-mail her at

or to make a complaint or seek support or counseling.  Please see "File a Complaint" for instructions on filing a formal complaint with the diocese.