Directive 2012/29/EU (the Victims’ Directive) established minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime and was transposed into Irish law by the Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Act 2017.
The Garda Síochána has undertaken a number of recent initiatives, such as the establishment of a network of Divisional Protective Services Units, to prioritise victim-focused services and meet the obligations set out under the legislation.
The Irish Policing Authority, which has oversight of the Garda Síochána in the provision of policing services, has also prioritised oversight in the area of the victims’ experience of crime. The Authority has commissioned Trilateral to investigate and understand the crime victims’ experience of the Garda Síochána.
This research project, starting January 2020, is designed to provide insight into victims’ experience of their interactions with the Garda Síochána, and the impact of this interaction.
It will provide important insights into:
The research that is being undertaken to understand victims’ experiences includes:
If you are a victim of crime or an organisation working with victims of crime and would like to provide your experience/s by participating in this research and/or would like further information about the study, please contact our team:
You can view the Executive Summary and Table of contents of the Project Solebay Risk Assessment Methodology Report.
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