This Section includes helpful links for crime victims. Do you know of a valuable link? Why not contact us and let us know?


AdVic: for people bereaved by homicide.

Amen: for male victims of domestic abuse and their children.

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

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.

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

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre: for victims of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse.

Federation for Victim Assistance: free and confidential emotional and practical support for all victims of crime in Carlow, Drogheda and south Louth, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny, Mayo, Meath, Wexford and Wicklow.

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

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

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

For access to the on-line Guide to the Legal Process for victims of sexual violence please go the RCNI website (see above)

Ruhama:  a service for women affected by prostitution

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

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

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

Women’s Aid:  for women and children affected by domestic violence

Women’s refuge, Saoirse: provides short term secure crisis accommodation, practical information, emotional support and an outreach service to all women and children experiencing domestic violence

Meath Women’s Refuge: provides safe and secure short term crisis accommodation, transitional accommodation, outreach services and practical and emotional support to women and children experiencing domestic violence in the Meath area

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 at



An Garda Síochána

Citizens Information Centres

Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime


Courts in Ireland

Department of Justice and Equality

Director of Public Prosecutions

Victims of Crime Office



Victim Support in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Victim Support Europe