1. Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime - Application for funding for the provision of Services to Victims of Crime

 

Dermot Ahern Urges Victims Groups to Apply for Funding


 
Dermot Ahern TD, Minister for Justice and Law Reform urges victims groups, community groups and charities to apply to the Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime for funding for the provision of Services to Victims of Crime.  
 
The Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime is an independent body, operating under the aegis of the Department of Justice & Law Reform established to assist the development of policies and services that assist victims of crime and their families.
 
Every year the Commission allocates funding to groups dealing with the needs of victims. Organisations giving direct support to victims of crime tend to be given preference by the Commission when making its decisions.
  
The organisations funded by the Commission provide a number of services to victims of crime which include court accompaniment, information, helplines, emotional support and counselling. These services support victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence, victims of human trafficking, tourist victims of crime, child victims, families of victims of homicide  as well as victims of  general crime. Since 2005 the Commission has allocated over €6m. in funding directly to service providers.
 
The Minister said "I would strongly urge community groups, charities and victims groups to download an application form the Commission website 
www.csvc.ie The closing date for receipt of applications is 26 November."