Useful Links

1.  Funded organisations

 

Links to the organisations funded by the Commission are available here.  Most of the organisations have provided links to their websites.

 

 

2.  Criminal Justice Agencies

 

The Victims Charter and Guide to the Criminal Justice System describes the criminal justice system from the perspective of crime victim and sets out your rights and entitlements to the services provided by the State agencies involved with crime victims.

 

The Gardaí investigate crimes and are committed to bringing those responsible to justice.

 

The Courts Service manages the Courts.

 

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions decides on prosections in serious crime.

 

The Probation Service promotes community safety and victim prevention by supervising offenders placed on community sanctions by the courts, and provides a service to prisions and places of detention.

 

The Irish Prison Service manages the prisons.

 

The Legal Aid Board provides civil legal aid and advice in court cases to people who cannot afford to pay.

 

The Coroner Service looks into the circumstances of sudden, unexplained, violent or unnatural deaths.

 

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal runs the scheme of compensation for personal injuries criminally inflicted, and a separate scheme for prison officers.

 

Cosc is the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence.  It also has a directory of national and local services

 

The Irish Youth Justice Service aims to create a safer society by working in partnership to reduce youth offending through appropriate interventions and linkings into services.

 

The Anti-Human Trafficking Unit is responsible for the National Action Plan to Prevent and Combat Trafficking of Human Beings into Ireland 2009 - 2012.

 

The Central Authority for Child Abduction provides assistance if your child has been abducted in breach of your custody rights, from Ireland to a country covered by the Hague Convention, the Luxembourg Convention and the Brussels II regulation or to Ireland from a Convention country.

 

The Department of Justice and Equality aims to make Ireland a safer and fairer place to live and work, to visit and to do business.

 

 

3.  International

 

The Commission is an associate member of Victim Support Europe.  Its website provides contact details and websites for its member orgainsations.

 

The websites of the victim support organisations in immediately adjacent countries are:

Victim Support Northern Ireland 

Victim Support Scotland 

Victim Support England and Wales  

 

 4. Human Trafficking


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IT IS HAPPENING IN IRELAND. LET'S END IT NOW.

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