4th National Crime Victims Forum
This was hosted at Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
On the 27th September 2012 Deputy Commissioner Nacie Rice and Assistant Commissioner Jack Nolan hosted the 4th National Crime Victims Forum at Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8. The event was organised by the Garda Victim Liaison Office at Garda Community Relations & Community Policing Section at Garda Headquarters, Harcourt Square, Dublin 2. The event was attended by 45 of the Government funded crime Victim Support organisations located throughout the country.
The theme for the event was diversity and the Garda speakers were Garda Ian Leslie who presented on the Garda Older Persons Strategy actions. Sergeant Dave Mc Inerney presented on the Garda Racial & Intercultural Diversity Office and its responsibilities. Grainne Seoighe and Phillip Boucher Hayes from the Crimecall Programme spoke about the cathartic effect a victim of crime may experience if they agree to be interviewed on the programme and finally Detective Superintendent Walter O'Sulivan presented on the Garda roles of Senior Investigating and Familiy Liaison Officers demonstrating how the results of team work can prevent and reduce further victimisation.
The national organisations were represented by Support after Homicide, the Crime Victims Helpline, One in Four, Children at Risk in Ireland (CARI), AdVIC and Missing in Ireland Support Services to name a few. The organisations from around the country included the Offaly Domestic Violence and Support Service, the Federation for Victim Asistance in Kerry, Support after Crime in Cork, ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services in Limerick, Amen a helpline assisting male victims of domestic violence and their children and Roscommon Safe Link.
Garda Regional Inspectors from Dublin, Kilkenny, Galway, Sligo, Mullingar and Cork also attended this event which was held during the Garda Community Safety Week. State agencies such as the Victim of Crime Office at the Department of Justice & Equality, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Irish Prison & Probation Service and the Free Legal Aid Board were also in attendance.
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