“Criminal Justice system from a crime victim’s point of view.”

In February of this year, the Department of Justice launched the “Victims Charter”. It is a guide that describes the criminal justice system from a crime victim’s point of view. It sets out a victim’s rights and entitlements to the services offered by the various state agencies working with crime victims.

The charter is divided into a number of sections dealing with the Gardai, Garda Ombudsman Commission, Courts Service, Office of the DPP, Prison Service, Oberstown Children Detention Campus, National Forensic Mental Health Service, Probation Service, Legal Aid Board, Coroner, Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal, Department of Foreign Affairs, Victims and the Law along with a list of Victim Support Services (which includes the details of Victim Assistance). A copy of the Charter can be downloaded from the Victims of Crime Office

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