Victim Support Information in several languages



The Victims of Crime Office has produced a Victims Charter and Guide to the Criminal Justice System. This Charter describes the criminal justice system from a crime victim’s point of view. It sets out your rights and entitlements to the services given by the various state agencies working with crime victims. The agencies are: -
      • Crime Victims Helpline
      • An Garda Sochna
      • Courts Service
      • The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)
      • Probation Service
      • Legal Aid Board

Links to this publication in seven different languages are given here.


Chinese
franais
French
Gaeilge
Irish

Latvian

Lithuanian

Polish

SpanishSpanish


The office of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is an independent body. The Director makes decisions independently of all other bodies and institutions, including both the Government and the Garda Sochna. Decisions to prosecute or not to prosecute are taken free from political or other influence.

The Director's Office aims to operate to the highest professional standards and to treat all those with whom it has dealings fairly, equally, and consistently without any wrongful discrimination. Below are links to a booklet explaining the work of the DPP in several languages.


Arabic

Brazilian Portuguese

Chinese
franais
French
Gaeilge
Irish

Latvian

Lithuanian

Polish

Romanian

Russian

Spanish


Victim Impact Statement

If an offence comes to trial and the result is a "Guilty" verdict, the victim of certain crimes (sexual offences, violent crime, or in any case where the judge thinks it appropriate) can make a Victim Impact Statement to the court to help the judge decide on the right sentence, taking into account the damage done by the crime.

An Garda Sochna, in partnership with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Victims of Crime Office, have developed Guidelines entitled ‘Making a Victim Impact Statement’ to help victims of crime to draw up their statements.

These guidelines are available on the Garda Sochna website in 12 languages. You can find the link to each language version below.

Arabic Chinese English French
Irish Latvian Lithuanian Polish
Portuguese Romanian Russian Spanish









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