Support For Victims Of Crime

Crime Victims Helpline

Support For Victims Of Crime

We are all aware that crime is happening all around us on a daily basis, most of us do not often directly experience the effects of crime in our lives. When we do it can be a shocking experience. Crime Victims helpline is a support organisation that understands the issues and difficulties that victims of crime have to deal with and are there to offer help and give you that feeling of support that you are not alone.  How do they help –

They are there to listen – your call is confidential, you can talk about your experience of the crime to a trained person who will respond with care and empathy.

They are there to support – they understand what you as a victim are going through and will try to help and support you.

They will inform you about support services in your local area, help you to make contact with the Gardai and other agencies and services.

Trained volunteers are available to take calls on:

Monday – 10.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Tuesday to Friday  – 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Saturday – 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Bank Holidays – 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

(Outside those hours if you leave a message asking them to contact you they will do so promptly).

Contact Crime Victims Helpline  FREEPHONE 116 006

Call them on there call-save number 1850 21 14

Text 085 1337711

email: info@crimevictimshelpline.ie

www.crimevictimshelpline.ie

They will  also give you advice on matters such as the justice system, compensation due to injury as a result of a crime, and security for your home.

You do not need a particular reason to ring, or a particular question to want to ask, if you want to talk they are there to listen.