By Dan Walsh
Organisations working with victims of crime in Co. Wexford are to receive €77,100 in additional funding following a Ministerial announcement that €5.25 million will be shared by more than 65 organisations to work with victims of crime.
Welcoming the news, Deputy Paul Kehoe told WexfordLocal.com; “I am particularly pleased that two organisations in Wexford; Wexford Rape Crisis (€55,000) and Wexford Women’s Refuge (€22,100) are to receive a total of €77,100, which will prove a very welcome boost to delivery of the services available to victims of crime.
“The work of organisations in Wexford and across the country that help victims of crime is outstanding. They provide support, information and advice on the rights of victims, outreach work, court accompaniment and crime victim helplines,” stated Deputy Kehoe.
The allocations cover national and larger organisations such as Women’s Aid, Ruhama, and One in Four; Local organisations working with victims such as Domestic Violence Support, Women’s Refuge and Rape Crisis outlets; General victims support organisations including Victim Support at Court; and specialist organisations including Migrant Rights Centre and Dignity 4 Patients.
Funding is given to organisations that meet the objectives and that can show they have the required management and compliance policies and procedures in place.
Minister for Justice, Simon Harris T.D. said; “I know that being the victim of a crime can be very traumatic and difficult, and we’re determined to ensure that the necessary range of supports and services to help is available.
“The work of so many organisations across the country that help victims of crime is outstanding. They provide support, information and advice on the rights of victims, outreach work, court accompaniment and crime victim helplines.” concluded Minister Harris.