Victim Support Services

AdVic: for people bereaved by homicide.

CARI  Children at Risk in Ireland: support for children, families and groups affected by child sexual abuse.

CASS Child Accompaniment Support Service: provide pre-trial preparation, trial accompaniment, and post-trial support to all child victims who have to serve as witnesses in criminal trials, irrespective of the crime committed.

CONNECT: free phone counselling service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood. The service is also available to partners or relatives of people with these experiences.

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre: for victims of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse. National 24-hour helpline 1 800 77 8888.

Irish Road Victims Association (IRVA): supports those bereaved or injured by road collisions, and campaigns for justice, rights and recognistion for road crash victims.

Irish Tourist Assistance Service: for tourists who are victimised while visiting Ireland.

Men’s Aid: for male victims of domestic abuse and their children.

One in Four: for victims of sexual abuse and/or sexual violence, and for their families and friends.

PARC Road Safety Group: advocates for road safety and road traffic victims. A free copy of PARC’s booklet Finding Your Way, a guide for families of road traffic victims,  is available to bereaved families on their website.

Rape Crisis Network Ireland: for victims of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse.

Ruhama:  a service for women affected by prostitution and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation.

Sexual Assault Treatment Units (SATUs): provide specialist care for women and men aged fourteen years and over who have recently been sexually assaulted or raped.

Support After Crime:  free and confidential support for victims of crime in Cork, Waterford, Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.

Support after Homicide:  free and confidential emotional support and practical information for people whose lives have been affected by homicide.

Towards Healing: provides telephone counselling and support service for survivors of institutional, clerical and religious abuse, funded by the Catholic church.

Victim Assistance: free and confidential emotional and practical support for victims of crime in Donegal, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Meath, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath.

Victim Support at Court: free and confidential support for prosecution witnesses and their families who have been called to court.

Women’s Aid:  for women and children affected by domestic violence. National 24-hour helpline 1 800 341 900.

International Organisations

Victim Support in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Victim Support Europe