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About Us


The Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime is an independent body which operates under the aegis of the Department of Justice and Equality.  Its functions are:


  • To assist in the development, with the Victims of Crime Office, of strategies and policies to support victims of crime with a  view to improving cohesion and consistency of service and information available to victims of crime.
  • To provide financial assistance to voluntary bodies that support victims of crime.
  • To take account of the views of victims in the formulation of strategies and policies through the Victims of Crime  Consultative Forum.
  • To develop strong links with Government Departments and agencies of the criminal  justice system, in the interest of victims of crime.
  • To co-operate with Cosc and the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit  in particular.
  • To promote co-operation and co-ordination between the organisations it funds and State Agencies and between the funded organisations themselves.
  • To encourage the provision of services for victims of crime in all areas of the country.
  • To keep informed of international developments in relation to victims of crime.
  • To work in association with the Victims of Crime Office.
  • To keep under review the effectiveness of the Victims Charter.
  • To promote awareness of the services available to victims of crime.
  • To carry out research to support its mission.