Services for Victims of Crime

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  1890 365 700


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


Ruhama:  a service for women affected by prostitution  01 836 0292


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: aims to offer support and help to road traffic victims, and to contribute to road safety by highlighting road danger and the causes of crashes


Women's Therapy Centre: provides accessible and affordable psychotherapy for women




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


Other useful links

Age Action National independent organisation on ageing and older people

AIM offers a non-denominational couple & individual counselling, family mediation and legal information service to people experiencing marital, relationship and family problems

ALONE offers help for elderly people living in Dublin

AWARE offers help for people suffering from depression

ELDER ABUSE HELPLINE 1850 24 1850  Monday to Saturday 8.00 to 20.00

F.L.A.C offers basic, free legal services to the public

HOMELINK Free, confidential, friendly and comprehensive telephone support service designed to respond to the social difficulties that people may experience when living alone, in and around Bray, South Dublin and Wicklow

Missing Irish People offers help for missing persons and their families

Missing Persons Helpline provides resuorces and support to missing persons and to families of missing persons

One Life offers support in the Republic of Ireland to anyone who may be feeling suicidal, in crisis, or worried about a loved one or friend

SAMARITANS offers help for anyone in distress or feeling isolated

St Vincent de Paul Society aims to tackle poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need

Senior Helpline offers a listening ear to older people who are feeling alone or isolated