It is common for victims of crime to have a very wide range of emotions and feelings in the aftermath of a crime. Anger, fear, frustration, shame and sadness can feel overwhelming at times. It is important to recognise that these emotions are normal after a traumatic or shocking event. Usually, these feelings do not last. People are very resilient and can cope with and recover from the effects of even the most serious crimes.
Below are some ideas of things that may help when you are recovering after a crime.
Crime affects everyone differently, but there are some effects that are commonly felt by people regardless of the nature of the crime.Learn More
It is very difficult for a parent to see their child suffer. Unfortunately, children are affected by many of the same crimes as adults.Learn More
Many crimes can have a serious financial impact whether it be the theft of valuable items, medical bills or loss of earnings. There are a few ways for victims to receive compensation after a crime.Learn More
Older people are less likely to become victims of crime but when it happens, it can have a significant negative impact.Learn More
The Crime Victims Helpline is a listening and support service for victims of crime in Ireland. We provide time and space for victims to talk about their experiences. We also answer questions about the criminal justice system and help victims understand their rights.
If you or a friend or family member has been impacted by crime, there are a number of organisation in Ireland who can help.