Victims of crime


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.

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 Mayo, Kilkenny, and Roscommon.

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.

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 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 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.

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

Women’s Refuge, Meath: 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 on their website.



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