News from members


    Change of the name According to the new Ordinance on the internal organization of the Ministry of Justice since the October 2017, the Independent Service for Victim and Witness support has  changed its name to the Service for Victim and Witness Support, and is organized under the Directorate for Criminal Law. Financing NGOs – successful […]

    News from members 7 Jan, 2018

  • Update from Bílý kruh bezpečí

    Crime victims helpline 116 006 at Bílý kruh bezpečí has been operating 24/7 already for three years in the Czech Republic (Jan 2018). In December Bílý kruh bezpečí organized three specialized trainings for its volunteers focused on support to victims of terrorism.  For February we are preparing a press conference on an occasion of the European […]

    News from members 5 Jan, 2018

  • Italian update from I-Care

    I-CARE gives most of the support to victims through 6 house-shelters located in north of Italy. The largest one can accommodate up to 17 victims in parallel (I-CARE hosted 78 victims in 2017). Benefits paid to all victims are: – Basic care, listening to the physical and / or psychological needs. – Preparation of meals […]

    News, News from members 1 Jan, 2018

  • Results of the research about the experiences of volunteering in the victim and witness support offices at courts in Croatia

    The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia, Independent Service for Victim and Witness support conducted this research during July-September 2017 about the experiences of volunteering in the victim and witness support offices at the courts, and usefulness of the knowledge, skills and experience that volunteers gained for their future work, employment and professional […]

    News, News from members 12 Oct, 2017

  • Victim Support Finland – activities on Terrorism directive and Nordic cooperation

    Victim Support Finland participates in the implementation process of the Terrorism directive A working group preparing the national implementation of the Terrorism directive organized a hearing where also Victim Support Finland was invited to give its opinion on how articles 24-26 on victims’ rights should be implemented. Later on VS Finland was also able to […]

    News, News from members 6 Oct, 2017

  • France Victimes support the victims of Hurricanes

    Since Hurricane Irma, which affected the French “Antilles” in early September 2017, France Victimes with its local associations has set up a project supported by the government and the Fondation de France. The project is to help the victims of Saint Barthelémy and Saint-Martin everywhere. France Victimes has mobilized teams of professionals in Paris, in […]

    News, News from members 5 Oct, 2017