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Victims Support

Crime Victims Helpline | www.crimevictimshelpline.ie

A national helpline which is there to listen, inform and where relevant, to refer people to support services in their local area for victims of crime. The website includes contact details of victim services around Ireland.

T: 1850 211 407; Mon 10am-7.30pm, Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 2pm-4pm

Support After Crime Services | www.supportaftercrimeservices.ie

Support After Crime Services is a free confidential service for people affected by crime, whether as victim or witness to crime, reported or unreported. Based in Cork, the Service covers Cork, Limerick, Clare, Tipperary and Waterford. Services include:

  • Accompanying victim/witness to court
  • Information on the Criminal Justice System
  • Assistance with Victim Impact Statements
  • Inform clients of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Bureau

T: 021 432 0555; Mon-Thurs, 9:15am to 5:15pm

Citizens Information | www.citizensinformation.ie

The Citizens Information website includes a wealth of information for Victims of Crime, including specific sections on:

AdVIC (Advocates for Victims of Homicide) | www.advic.ie

AdVIC campaign for greater rights for victims of homicide, their families and friends. Details of services offered are available here. AdVIC are available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

E: info@advic.ie; T: 086 1272156

Victims of Crime Office | www.victimsofcrimeoffice.ie

The Victims of Crime Office publishes The Victims Charter and guide to the criminal justice system.

Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime | www.csvc.ie

Established in 2005, this body has undertaken a comprehensive review of the current and future needs of victims of crime, with a view to devising a framework of victim support services into the future.

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