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€150k funding for local groups to help victims of crime

Jun 15, 2022 08:06 By Shannonside News
€150k funding for local groups to help victims of crime €150k funding for local groups to help victims of crime
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A wide range of help is provided through four different groups in this region.

€150,000 in funding has been allocated to services helping the victims of crime in the Shannonside region this year.

New figures from the Minister of Justice show four local organisations received support in 2022.

Support services provide help to victims such as emotional support, court and Garda accompaniment, help to access sexual assault treatment units and referral to other services.

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Support for the local groups in 2022 was part of a 4.6 million euro fund for 67 non-government agencies across the country.

In the Shannonside Region, Longford Women's Link received the highest allocation, with €45,000 granted by the Department of Justice.

That's followed closely by the Westmeath Support Service against Domestic Abuse, who received €40,000 in funding.

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€35,000 in grants was ringfenced for Roscommon Safe Link based in Boyle.

While the Domestic Violence Advocacy Centre for Sligo and Leitrim saw €30,000 of Government funding.

The figures from the Minister of Justice followed a parliamentary question from Mayo TD Alan Dillon.

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