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Facts and Figures

At present, V-SAC operates in Dublin principally in the Criminal Courts of Justice (Parkgate Street) and Tallaght District Court, but the cases it handles come from all parts of the country. There are currently 20 volunteers working with the service.

During 2016, V-SAC provided court accompaniment to 991 victims of crime, their families and witnesses.  The cases involved 26 homicides, 110 rape/sexual assault cases,  88 Assault cases, 78 domestic violence cases and 52 other trials  (including human trafficking, criminal damage, theft, etc) in the Central Criminal Court, Circuit and District Courts. We also supported victims in 34 pre-trial visits, 79 sentencing hearings and 2 appeals.