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 45 volunteers working with the service.
During 2018, V-SAC provided court accompaniment to 1,365 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 85 pre-trial visits, 15 retrials, 85 sentencing hearings and 11 appeals.