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 2017, V-SAC provided court accompaniment to 1,257 victims of crime, their families and witnesses. The cases involved homicides, rape/sexual assault, assault and domestic violence, among others (including human trafficking, criminal damage, theft, etc) in the Central Criminal Court, Circuit and District Courts. We also supported victims in 57 pre-trial visits, 10 retrials, 65 sentencing hearings and 8 appeals.