Irish Penal Reform Trust

Victims Support

Crime Victims Helpline |

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: 116 006; Mon - Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 2pm-4pm

Support After Crime Services |

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

Victims Charter

On 21 February 2020, in advance of European Victims of Crime Day 2020 (22 February), the Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, published a new and expanded Victims Charter. The previous version of the Charter dates from 2010. The 2020 Charter describes the criminal justice system from a crime victim’s point of view. It sets out your rights and entitlements to the services offered by the various state agencies working with crime victims. It is available to read or download here


Citizens Information |

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

AdVIC (Advocates for Victims of Homicide) |

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:; T: 086 1272156

Victims of Crime Office |

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

Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime |

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.

Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.



Contact us

  • Tel: 01 874 1400
  • More
viewed here