Branch of Victim Support
Victim Support is a community based voluntary organisation of trained
volunteers, dedicated to the service of all victims of crime.
Branches throughout Ireland provide support and practical help to victims
in their own homes.
Victim Support works very closely with the Gardai. A liaison officer is
appointed to work with each branch and assists by passing on referrals.
Mayo Branch of Victim Support
Tel. 094 71433
Victim Support promotes the cause of victims through:
- The provision of information about victims rights.
- Influencing social and criminal justice policies, to obtain fair and
compassionate treatment for everyone affected by crime.
- Increasing public awareness of the needs of victims of crime and the
issues affecting them.
VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICES
Tourist Victim Support Service:
provides sympathetic "listening" and practical support
for tourists who become crime victims.
Court Witness Service:
provides support throughout the court process.
Families of Murder Victims Service:
exists to help families who have been victimised through the murder of
a relative or close friend. Consultation is available to both individual
and family groups.
24 Hour Helpline Number
- 1850 661771
Youth Awareness Programme:
is a positive and pro-active response to the increase of violent crime
in society among young people. This Programme is driven by the belief
that by empowering young people as partners against crime, longer term
solutions will be achieved.
Crime in the Workplace:
is a programme which aims to educate management and staff on the likely
effects of crime, following a break-in or robbery.