Minister Flanagan announces funding to assist victims of crime in 2019

 

57 organisations nationwide to be supported through funding of €1.7m

 

26 December 2018

 

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, has today announced funding supports for victims of crime in 2019.  57 organisations around the country will be supported next year through an annual funding allocation of €1.712m.

Minister Flanagan said: “The ongoing direct help being provided to victims of crime and to their families and friends by our victim support services makes a hugely valuable and vital contribution in Irish society.  I warmly applaud all of the staff and volunteers in these services for their dedicated, professional and sensitive work in helping so many of our people during what is invariably a distressing and very often traumatic time in their lives.

 

I am, therefore, very pleased to be able to provide funding of €1.712m in 2019 to fund services to victims of crime through the scheme administered by the Victims of Crime Office in my Department.  This allocation will be distributed to a large number of non-governmental organisations across the State in providing a wide range of supports to victims of crime.”

 

This funding is being provided alongside a programme of wider reform which the Government continues to advance in supporting victims of crime.  Such reform includes the embedding of a better system-wide response for supporting victims across the criminal justice sector.  The recent introduction of important victim oriented legislation such as the Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Act 2017 and the Domestic Violence Act 2018 is also strengthening the legislative framework in this area.

 

The Minister added: “The funding being provided in 2019 remains a key feature of our overall efforts in better supporting victims of crime at their time of need and so I am delighted to be able to announce this important allocation today.”

 

ENDS

 

Note for Editors:

 

Funding for organisations

 

In 2017, the latest year for which complete figures are available, €1.712m was provided by the Department to 58 organisations supporting victims of crime.  With this funding, these services - through the work of 584 volunteers in association with full time staff - supported approximately 18,500 victims of crime by way of over 62,000 contacts made during 2017.

 

Support was provided to victims of general crime but also to victims of specific categories of crime such as victims of domestic abuse, victims of sexual violence, tourist victims of crime, child victims and also supports provided to family members of victims of homicide.

 

Supports provided included the provision of practical information, emotional support, court accompaniment, accompaniment to Garda interviews, accompaniment to sexual assault treatment units, counselling and referral to other services.


Funding for domestic and sexual violence services is primarily a matter for Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, under the aegis of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

Details of the services being funded in 2019 is below. The Victims of Crime Office has been in touch with the organisations in relation to the funding arrangements.

Victim of Crime Office Funding 2019

 

Type of Organisation

Activity Funded by Victims of Crime Office

Location

Category : Children

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Barnardos

Support to child victims of crime

Support and assistance to child victims of crime,

Nationwide

CARI

Support to child victims of crime

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Support and assistance to child victims of crime

Nationwide

Counselling

     

Beacon of Light Counselling Centre

Counselling service to victims of crime

Counselling service for victims of crime

Dublin

Dundalk Counselling Service

Counselling service to victims of crime

Counselling service for victims of crime

North East

Hope Trust

Counselling services

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Counselling service for victims of crime, Other

Galway, Roscommon

Letterkenny Women's Centre (Counselling)

Counselling services

Counselling service for victims of crime

Donegal

Living Life Voluntary Counselling Centre

Counselling Services

Counselling service for victims of crime

Wicklow, South Dublin

Domestic Violence

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Amen

Domestic violence (Support to male victims)

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime

Nationwide

Adapt Domestic Abuse Services (Limerick)

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Helpline service for victims of crime,

Limerick

Aoibhneas

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Counselling service for victims of crime

Dublin

Ascend

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Counselling service for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime, Helpline service for victims of crime

Tipperary

Bray Women's Refuge

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime

Wicklow

Carlow Women's Aid

Domestic Violence

Court accompaniment for victims of crime

Carlow

Clare Haven Services

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime

Clare

Cope Galway Waterside House

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime

Galway

Cuan Saor Women's Refuge Ltd.

Court Accompaniment

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime

Tipperary

Domestic Violence Advocacy Centre (Sligo)

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime

Sligo, Leitrim, West Cavan

Domestic Violence Response Galway

Domestic Violence

Court accompaniment for victims of crime

Galway

Donegal Women's Domestic Violence Service

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime, Helpline service for victims of crime, Other

Donegal

Drogheda Women's Refuge and Children’s Refuge Centre

Domestic Violence

Court accompaniment for victims of crime

Louth

Esker House Women’s Refuge

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Other

Westmeath, Roscommon

Greystones Family Resource Centre

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Counselling service for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime, Support and assistance to child victims of crime

Wicklow

Kerry Womens Refuge and Support Services

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime

Kerry

Kilkenny Women's Refuge Ltd (Amber)

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime, Other

Kilkenny

Laois Domestic Abuse

Service

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime

Laois

Longford Women’s Link

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Counselling service for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime, Helpline service for victims of crime

Longford

Mayo Women’s Support Services

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime

Mayo

Meath Women's Refuge

Domestic Violence

Court accompaniment for victims of crime

Meath

Mná Feasa Domestic Violence Project

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Counselling service for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime, Helpline service for victims of crime

Cork

Oasis House Women’s  Refuge

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Counselling service for victims of crime, Helpline service for victims of crime, Support and assistance to child victims of crime, Other

Waterford

Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service

Domestic Violence

Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Other

Offaly

Roscommon Safe Link

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Counselling service for victims of crime, Support and assistance to child victims of crime

Roscommon

SAFE Ireland

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime

Nationwide

Saoirse Housing Association

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime

Dublin

Sonas

Domestic Violence

Court accompaniment for victims of crime

Dublin, Wicklow

Teach Tearmainn Housing Association

Domestic Violence

Court accompaniment for victims of crime

Kildare

Wicklow

Tearmainn Housing Association

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Helpline service for victims of crime

Cavan,

Monaghan

West Cork Women’s Project

Domestic Violence

Court accompaniment for victims of crime

Cork

Westmeath Support Service against Domestic Abuse

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Counselling service for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime, Other

Westmeath

Wexford Women’s Refuge

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Counselling service for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime, Helpline service for victims of crime

Wexford

Women’s Aid Dublin

Domestic Violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime

Dublin

Women’s Aid Dundalk

Domestic Violence

Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Other

Louth

You Are Not Alone (YANA)

Domestic Violence

Court accompaniment for victims of crime

Cork

General Crime

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AdVIC

Support to families of homicide victims

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Counselling service for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime, Helpline service for victims of crime, Support and assistance to child victims of crime

Nationwide

Crime Victims Helpline

Helpline service to crime victims

Helpline service for victims of crime

Nationwide

Dignity 4 Patients

Services to patients who are victims of crime

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Counselling service for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime, Helpline service for victims of crime, Restorative Justice

Nationwide

Federation for Victim Assistance

Support to victims of crime

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime, Helpline service for victims of crime, Support and assistance to child victims of crime, Support for families who have a missing relative, Support and assistance to tourists of crime, Restorative Justice

Nationwide

IrishTourist Assistance Service

Frontline services to tourist victims of crime

Support and assistance to tourists of crime

Nationwide

Le Chéile

Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice

Clare/Kerry/Limerick

Missing in Ireland Support Services

support services to relatives of missing persons

Support for families who have a missing relative

Nationwide

Support After Crime

Support to victims of crime

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime, Support and assistance to child victims of crime, Support and assistance to tourists of crime, Restorative Justice, Other

Munster

Support After Homicide

 

 

 

Support to families of Homicide victims

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Counselling service for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime, Helpline service for victims of crime, Support and assistance to child victims of crime

Nationwide

 

 

 

Victim Support at Court

Support to victims of crime

 

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime, Other

 

 

Nationwide

Sexual Violence

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Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

Support service to victims of sexual violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Counselling service for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime, Helpline service for victims of crime, Other

Nationwide

One in Four

Support service to victims of sexual violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime

Nationwide

Rape Crisis Network

Support service to victims of sexual violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime

Nationwide

Sexual Violence Centre Cork

Support Service to victims of sexual violence

Support and assistance to victims of crime, Court accompaniment for victims of crime, Counselling service for victims of crime, Training for staff/volunteers who support of crime, Helpline service for victims of crime, Support and assistance to child victims of crime, Other

Cork