Funding for all crime victims

Victims of Crime Funding Scheme

Funding for all crime victims
Gene Yore gene.yore@dundalkdemocrat.ie@DundalkDemocrat

Fine Gael Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick, has urged local organisations working with victims of crime to apply for the 2017 Victims of Crime Funding Scheme.

“My colleague, the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, has announced the 2017 Victims of Crime Office funding scheme for organisations working with victims of crime.

“The work that these organisations do, here in Louth and across the country, helps to reduce the trauma experienced by victims of crime and helps them to move on with their lives. I am proud to support their invaluable efforts.

"This funding increase will assist community and voluntary organisations here in Louth in meeting the additional demands for support services, such as the provision of information on the rights of victims and court accompaniment.

“The Tánaiste secured an additional €250,000 in funding for 2017 over and above the 2016 allocation, bringing the total funding available in 2017 to €1.712m.

“Fine Gael is committed to using a strong economy to help make people’s lives better.

“Thanks to the careful economic management of recent years we now have the resources to target investments in key public services, that will make a real difference to people’s lives.

“Investment in supporting the victims of crime here in Louth is a crucial part of that,” Deputy Fitzpatrick said.

For all victims of crime An Garda Siochana has a Victim Information leaflet.

The leaflet provides relevant information on entitlements as set out in an European Union directive which establishes the minimum standards on the rights, support and protection for victims of crime.

For more information please contact the Garda Victim Service Office.