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5-Nov-2013

LIMERICK BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING GROUP

A new bereavement counselling group is due to start in Limerick at a city centre venue, still to be decided.

The course will most likely start in February 2014 from 7PM to 9PM and run for 10 weeks.

One member per family may attend the course

The facilitators are Noeleen Slattery-Lee and Jean Casey

If you or a member of your family would like to attend the course, please contact Noeleen on 087 3148363 for further information and to book your place





2-Jul-2013

2013 MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR VICTIMS OF HOMICIDE

A memorial service for victims of homicide will take place on the 14th September 2013 at the Pillar Room, Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins will be guest of honour.

Invitations will be sent to families on the AdVIC data base and through victims support groups.
Due to the president’s attendance, only families who have RSVP AdVIC will be able to attend the service.

Attendees will also need to be seated in advance of the president entrance, we would therefore ask you to respect the time of arrival on the invitation.
Refreshments will be served following the service in the Pillar Room

If you would like to add a contribution to the remembrance book which will be on display at the memorial service, please send us photos, letters or thoughts which will be included in the book as a mark of solidarity.

Do not hesitate to contact us on info@advic.ie or on 0861272156 for an invitation and/or further details on this event.




13-Mar-2013

2013 ADVIC AGM WILL BE ON THE 13TH APRIL 2013

The AdVIC AGM will be held on the 13th April 2013 from 2PM to 5PM at Portlaoise Heritage Hotel, 5-7 Station Road, Portlaoise, Laois.

Michael Clifford, Journalist will be Guest Speaker

The meeting will cover
Overview of 2012 activities
Financial report
Analyses of AdVIC survey of families bereaved by homicide
Election

The presentation by Michael Clifford will be on the benefits and the risks of media coverage following a homicide 3

The meeting is not an open meeting, but families and friends of homicide victims are all welcome.



18-Dec-2012

2013 HOMICIDE BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING GROUPS

The Dublin 10 weeks homicide bereavement group will start on Wednesday 20th February 2013 from 7 to 9PM at the Teacher's Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 2.
It will run every Wednesday until the 24th April 2012

One member per family may attend the group

The facilitators are Jean Casey-O'Kelly and Noeleen Slattery-Lee
The cost per night is €10 including tea and biscuit

In September 2013, a Homicide Bereavement counselling group is also plan for Cork

Due to financial restraint note that those counselling groups will only take place if we have a minimum of 10 people for Dublin and 8 people for Cork

Please contact Noeleen on 087 3148363 to book your place for the Dublin or the Cork Homicide Bereavement counselling groups




17-Oct-2012

2012 ADVIC OPEN MEETING

The next AdVIC open meeting for families and friends of homicide victims will take place on Saturday 17th November 2012, in the Clyde Court Hotel, Landsdowne Road, Dublin 4

The guest speaker will be Walter Burke, Victim Liaison officer to the Irish Prison Service who will give a talk starting at 3Pm on the work and services of the victim liaison office of the prison service.
A question and answer session will fellow.

From 5PM a Social event will take place in the Clyde Bar, AdVIC will provide refreshments and a light buffet along with some entertainment




11-Oct-2012

LAUNCH OF THE EUROPEAN ALLIANCE JUSTICE FOR FAMILIES


On 23rd November 2012 The European Alliance Justice for Families will launch at The Teachers Club. This is a new organisation with members and staff drawn from well-known experts in the field of tackling violence against women and girls, and family violence.

The theme of the event is 1 is too many

Since Women's Aid began keeping records of female homicides in 1996, there have been 186 murders of women in Ireland. There have also been so many female murders prior to this date and these are not recorded.

The launch of The European Alliance Justice for Families brings together a network of members and staff established over the last 7 years from around the world, with a vast amount of experience in the domestic and family violence field.

The 186 women will be represented in a display, at the conference and families of victims are invited to come and view for themselves this poignant reminder of just how many women have been murdered violently in Ireland.

Anne Delcassian will be there to meet with family members and Irene White Anne's only sister will be among the women represented. If you wish to contact Anne please do so on the following email annemaria2012@hotmail.co.uk'





28-Mar-2012

IRENE MC BRIDE 7TH ANNIVERSARY VIGIL

The vigil will take place on Good Friday 6th April 2012 from 12pm in the Ice House Hill Park, Desmesne Road Dundalk.

Details are also be available on Irene's web site www.goodnightirene.ie




27-Mar-2012

2012 ADVIC AGM WILL BE ON THE 21st APRIL 2012


The AdVIC AGM will be held on the 21st April 2012 from 2PM to 5PM at the Teachers Club, 36 Parnel Square, Dublin 1

Fiona Armstrong, Manager to Victim Support at Court (V-SAC) will be guest speaker

The meeting will cover:
Overview of 2011 activities
Financial report
Election

The presentation by Fiona Armstrong will be on the services V-SAC provides to victims of crime

The meeting is not an open meeting, but families and friends of homicide victims are all welcome





25-Oct-2011

FUNDRAISING EVENT ON THE 17th NOVEMBER

A fundraiser event in support of AdVIC has been organised on the 17th November 2011 at 8PM in the Comet Bar, 243 Swords Road, Santry, Dublin 9.

Sharon Mitchell who’s son Jamie was a victim of homicide and would have celebrated his 21st Birthday on the 17th is organising the event with her sons and their friends.

There will be great spot prises and all donations will go to AdVIC
Please come along and support this worthy cause.

Sharon can be contacted on : 0879701738 or email sharonmitchell@skbfc.com




5-Oct-2011

PHOTOS LEFT BEHIND

3 photos were left behind in the church following the memorial service for victims of homicide on the 24th September.

The photos have been added to our memorial page and if they belong to you or your family, please contact advic on 086 1272156 and we will post the photo back to you





10-Aug-2011

CORK BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING COURSE

A bereavement counselling group for people bereaved by homicide will start in the Metropole Hotel in Cork on Tuesday 20th September 2011 from 7pm to 9PM and will run every Tuesday until the 22rd November 2011

One member per family may attend the course.
The cost per night is €10, including tea and biscuit.
The facilitators are Fionula Sheehan and Noeleen Slattery

If you or a member of your family would like to attend the course, please contact Noeleen at 087 3148363 to book a place and get further information if needed







10-Jul-2011

EU DIRECTIVE ON VICTIMS OF CRIME

On the 18th May 2011, the European Commission published a draft directive in the area of victim’s rights establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime.

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan Shatter, T.D. has secured the Government’s agreement to seek the approval of both Houses of the Oireachtas to opt in to the draft EU Directive which will allow Ireland to play a full role in the negotiation of the Directive over the next eighteen months.

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBB) is also involved with this project. The different European delegations were asked to nominate experts in the area of victims’ rights to assist with their response.

AdVIC was very pleased to accept the invitation of the bar council of Ireland to get involved.





9-Jul-2011

2011 MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR VICTIMS OF HOMICIDE

A Memorial service for victims of homicide will take place on the 24th September 2011 in the Unitarian Church on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

Refreshments will be available afterwards at O’Callagan Stephen’s green Hotel on the same street.

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly will be guest of honour.

Invitations will be sent to families on AdVIC data base and through the victims support groups, but this service is for all families and friends who have been affected by homicide.

If you would like to add a contribution to the remembrance book which will be on display at the Memorial service , please send us photos, letters or thoughts which will be included in the book as a mark of solidarity.

Do not hesitate to contact us on info@advic.ie or 0861272156 for an invitation and further details on the service.




18-Mar-2011

2011 ADVIC AGM WILL BE ON THE 16TH APRIL


The AdVIC AGM will be held on the 16th April 2011 from 2PM to 5PM at the Teachers Club, 36 Parnel Square, Dublin 1

Greg Heylin, Director of the Crime office will be guest speaker.

The meeting will cover:
Overview of 2010 activities
Financial report
Election

The presentation by Greg Heylin will be on the commission for the support of victims of crime

The meeting is not an open meeting, but families and friends of homicide victims are all welcome



7-Feb-2011

HOMICIDE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Since the 1st January 2011, AdVIC have been providing a counselling service designed for the families and friends of those who have been bereaved by multiple homicides.

This is a new nationwide service and compliments the homicide bereavement services we have been offering for several years now.

All of these services are subsidised by AdVIC and are provided by fully trained and accredited counsellors
Many of whom are available at short notice in cases of emergency





21-Jan-2011

2011 AdVIC BEREAVEMENT COUNCELLING GROUPS


AdVIC intends to organise two bereavement counselling bereavement groups in 2011.


The Dublin group will start on the Wednesday 23rd February 2011 from 7 to 9PM at the Teacher's Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 2.

It will run every Wednesday until the 27th April 2011.


The Cork group will start on Tuesday 20th September 2011 and will run every Tuesday until the 22rd November 2011

The venue and time still have to be finalised


One member per family may attend the course
The cost per night is €10 including tea and biscuit


For Dublin the facilitators are Jean Casey-O'Kelly and Noeleen Slattery-Lee and for Cork the facilitators are Fionnula Sheehan and Noeleen Slattery-Lee



If you or a member of your family would like to attend either courses, please contact Noeleen at 087 3148363







5-Jan-2011

NEW NUMBER FOR THE NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS HELPLINE

The new free Phone is 116 006.
The number for texts is 085 1337711

The National Crime Victims Helpline provides an opportunity for people who are feeling isolated, anxious, angry, sad, nervous and afraid as a result of a crime to find emotional support on the phone, while others may have questions about the justice system, or ask for information on local services for victims of crime in their area.



9-Nov-2010

VICTIM LIAISON SERVICE OF IRISH PRISON SERVICE

The Irish Prison Service has issued an information booklet on their Victim Liaison service
The booklet explains the role of the Victim Liaison Officer and what service they offer to victims of crime(including families of homicide victims) .
It contains an application form which will need to be filled in by victims in order to gain access to the service.
Request for booklet and application form should be sent to:

Victim Liaison officer
Irish Prison Service Headquaters
IDA Business Park
Ballinalee Road
Longford

Telephone (043)3335100
Email:vol@irishprisons.ie

or can be downloaded on www.irishprisons.ie







5-Nov-2010

ADVIC OPEN MEETING

An Open Meeting for families bereaved by homicide has been organised by AdVIC in the The Metropole Hotel, Cork City, Saturday 20th November 2010 from 2 pm to 5p.m.

The guest speaker is Aoife Carroll BL from the Voluntary Assistance Scheme

AdVIC will also be launching their Victim Impact Statement guide on the day

Please contact us on 0861272156 or at info@advic.ie if you intend to join us




15-Sep-2010

CORK BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING COURSE

Subject to sufficient interest, a new bereavement counselling group is due to start in Cork at the Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown, Cork.
The course will most likely start in mid October on a Thursday night from 7PM to 9PM and run for 10 weeks.
One member per family may attend the course.
The cost per night is €10, including tea and biscuit.
If you or a member of your family would like to attend the course, please contact Noeleen at 087 3148363



11-Jul-2010

SUMMER NEWSLETTER

Over the next few days our summer newsletter will be going out to families on our data base.

We are looking at introducing two new projects in the autumn

New Bereavement Counselling Group in Cork at the Cork Institute of Technology.
This course would most likely take place on a Wed night and run for 10 weeks(subject to sufficient interest)

Creative Art workshops facilitated by professional Artist and Member of AdVIC
The workshops would take place in September-October 2010, in Dublin City Centre
€10 per class and no experience necessary

If you or a member of youyr family would like to get more details and/or would like to get involved in either or both of these projects, please conact us by email or ring us on 086 1272156




15-Apr-2010

2010 ADVIC AGM WILL BE HELD ON THE 24TH APRIL

The AdVIC AGM will be held on the 24th April 2010 from 2PM to 5PM at the teacher's Club, 36 Parnel Square, Dublin 1.

John O' Keeffe, Director, Centre for Restorative Justice, Hibernia College, Law Lecturer and Criminologist will be guest speaker

The meeting will cover
Overview of 2009 activities
Financial report
Election
Presentation by John O'Keefe on issues relating to the murder and manslaughter charges and AdVIC recommendation of changing those charges to murder by degree

This meeting is not an open meeting, but families and friends of homicide victims are all welcome




28-Jan-2010

BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING COURSE

A few places are still available for the homicide bereavement course which is starting on Wednesday 17th February 2010 from 7 to 9PM at the Teacher's Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 2. It will run every Wednesday until the 28th April 2010

One member per family may attend the course

The facilitators are Jean Casey-O'Kelly and Noeleen Slattery-Lee

The cost per night is €10 including tea and biscuit

When asked what she gained from the course, a participant from last year's course said:

Members of the group were all different ages and background, but even so felt at one with each other.
All who attended last year have gained something. I myself have gained the strength needed to talk about the tragedy of losing a brother to homicide. I have learned I am not alone in the feeling I have and that being around others in a similar position as myself has given me a great sense of confort.

If you or a member of your family would like to attend the course, please contact Noleen at 087 3148363






26-Nov-2009

PHOTOS OF LOVED ONES FOR MEMORIAL SECTION.

Families can now send a photo with their contributions for the memorial section of our website.

Families can contribute to the remembrance page by sending using email or our PO Box, photos and contributions such as poems, letters or reflections about their loved ones.
Advic will add the contributions to the website.

Families can view their contributions on the memorial section, by choosing from the victim box and hit the SUBMIT button.



23-Nov-2009

WOMEN'AID 16 DAYS CAMPAIGN

Wednesday 25th November 2009 is the UN Day for Elimination of Violence against Women and the beginning of the Irish 16 days of action Campaign.
Events are taking place all over the country to raise awareness of violence against women and to promote local and national support.

AdVIC is supporting the campaign.

Please use the attached link to the 16 days campaign blog in order to find out what is happening around Ireland during the campaign.

link to campaign




5-Nov-2009

HOMICIDE BEREAVEMENT THERAPY GROUP


ADVICs Homicide bereavement therapy group for families bereaved by homicide will be held on wednesday the 17th February 2010 and every Wednesday until the 28th April 2010

From 7PM to 9PM each night

One member per family may attend this group.

The facilitators are Jean Casey-O'kelly and Noleen Slattery-Lee

If you or a member of your family would like to take part in this group, please contact Noeleen at 087-3148363

The cost per night will be €10 which includes tea and biscuits




31-Oct-2009

The bi-annual remembrance service for victims of homicide took place on the 12th September 2009 in St Saviour's church, Glentworth Street, Limerick. Click here for more...






25-Sep-2009

WEBSITES LAUNCHED TO HELP VICTIMS OF CRIME

On the 23rd September, the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr Dermot Ahern TD, launched the Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime Website and the Victims of Crime Office Website.

Both have been added to our links page and a link to the Commission website is also available from the Commission logo on our home page











31-Aug-2009

NEW REMEMBRANCE PAGE


The AdVIC website has been updated with more information and services available for families following the tragedy of homicide.


A Remembrance Page has also been created:

Families can contribute to this section, by sending to AdVIC poems, letters or reflections about their loved ones.
The contributions will be added on by ADVIC and by clinking on the victim's name on the top of the memorial page, families will be able to view them.
The list of homicide victims on our Memorial page will be read at our next memorial service.
Please no do hesitate to contact us if your loved one is omitted from this list.





28-Jun-2009

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR VICTIMS OF HOMICIDE


If you would like to add a contribution to the remembrance book which will be on display at the Memorial service on the 12th September 2009, please send us photos, letters or thoughts which will be included in the book as a mark of solidarity.



12-Jun-2009

UPDATING OF WEBSITE

Our website has been updated during the month of June.

We apologies for any inconvenience.

A new section REMEMBRANCE will be added to the website.

Families can contribute to this section, by sending to AdVIC poems, letters or reflections about their loved ones.
We will also be adding the list of homicide victims which will be used at our next memorial service, please contact us if your loved one is omitted from this list





6-May-2009

2009 MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR VICTIMS OF HOMICIDE




A memorial service for victims of homicide has been arranged by AdVIC to take place on the 12th September 2009 in St Saviours, Dominican Priory, Glentworth, Limerick at 2PM.Refreshments will be available afterwards at Pery's Hotel on the same street.

Dr. Mary Robinson will be guest of honour

Invitations will be sent to families on AdVIC data base and through the victims support groups, but this service is for all families and friends who have been affected by homicide.
Do not hesitate to contact us on info@advic.ie or 0861272156 for an invitation and further details on the service.









2-Mar-2009

ADVIC 2009 AGM WILL BE HELD ON THE 25TH APRIL 2009

The AdVIC AGM will be held on the 25th April 2009 from 2PM to 5PM at the teacher's club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Inspector Liam Casey, Family Liaison Officer of Bridewell Garda Station will be guest speaker

The meeting will cover:

Overview of 2008 Activities
Financial report
Election
Presentation by Inspector Liam Casey about the role of the family Liaison Officer
Open discussion to include questions and answers

This meeting is not an open meeting, but families and friends of Homicide Victims are all welcome











14-Jan-2009

NEW ADDRESS FOR CHIEF PROSECUTION SOLICITOR

Please note that as of Monday the 12th January 2009 the address of the Chief Prosecution Solicitor and the Solicitors Division of the DPP's Office will be:

90 North King Street
Smithfield
Dublin 7

Phone and Fax numbers will remain the same



13-Nov-2008

HOMICIDE BEREAVEMENT THERAPY GROUP

A 10-week support programme for those affected by the unlawful killing of a close relative or a friend has been organised by AdVIC and will be starting on the 14th January 2009 at 7PM at the Teacher's Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

For further details, please contact AdVIC on 086 1272156



5-Nov-2008

SOPHIE TOSCAN DUPLANTIER VIGIL

To mark Sophie's Anniversary, the family and friends of Sophie Toscan Duplantier are holding a Vigil on the 22 December 2008 at 7PM in Goleen, Co Cork.

A press conference will also take place on the 22/12/08 at 11AM at the Cork International Airport



4-Nov-2008

WOMAN'S AID 16 DAYS 2008 PUBLIC CAMPAIGN

Advic is supporting the Launch in Ireland of the Woman's aid 16 days campaign outside Dail Eireann at 11AM on Monday 24th November

The 2008 campaign aim to highlight the abuse of women's human rights in their own home and to raise awareness about the daily reality for women who experience domestic violence.

Advic will be there on the day to represent the many families who have suffered female homicide over the years

Any families concerned who would like to join us are most welcomed.



10-Jul-2008

PUBLIC MEETING 11th OCTOBER

The next AdVIC public meeting will be in the Best Western Pery's Hotel in Limerick on the 11th October 2008 from 2Pm to 5PM





1-Jul-2008

SECOND SERIES OF WORKSHOPS STARTING IN MARCH 2009

AdVIC has designed a specific training module for Counselling Family members Bereaved by Homicide

For more information click on this link (PDF)



17-Jun-2008

THE FINAL DATE for expressing interest in the bereavement research has been extended to Friday 27th June 2008

If anyone would like to take part in the research, they can send their contact details to mariemoloney@rcsi.ie and a research pack will be sent to them




21-Apr-2008

RESEARCH ON FAMILIES OF HOMICIDE VICTIMS ISSUES IS NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE

On the 19th April 2008, AdVIC was invited to take part at the Fine Gael Victims Right Conference.
AdVIC's contribution was based on sets of research which had taken placed in 2006 and 2007.

THEY ARE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT THE END OF OUR RESOURCES SECTION MAIN PAGE.

VICTIMS RIGHT BILL
We would also everyone concerned by crime, including victims, victims families and the general public to lobby their local TDS and demand their support for the Victims Right Bill when it comes before the Dail in the coming weeks.







14-Apr-2008

HOMICIDE BEREAVEMENT STUDY


Advic is supporting research into the Impact of Criminal Justice Procedures on Homicide Survivors Experiences of the Grieving Process by a research student studying for a Masters Degree in Bereavement Studies at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland(RCSI)

If you are over 18 years of age, bereaved by homicide for more than three years, the homicide took place in Ireland, you have some experience of the Criminal Justice System because of the homicide, and you have not had another significant bereavemnet in the past year, you are eligible to take part in the research.

The research which will begin in April 2008 will have two parts. The first part will involve the completion of a confidential questionnaire.In the second part a percentage of those who completed questionnaires will be invited to attend an interview about what they said in the questionnaire.

At all stages of the research, your confidentiality and privacy will be maintained and you are fee to opt out of the research at any stage.Results from the study will help inform what we know about the criminal justice system impacts on victims' grief. The researcher has recieved ethical approval from the RCSI to undertake this study.

If you are interested in participating in the research, contact the researcher who will provide a full explanation of the study to help you consider whether it would be a good thing for you to contribute to. If you decide to take part, a research pack (consisting of an invitation letter, an information leaflet, consent forms, a questionaire and a support information leaflet)will be posted to you.


Contact details of researcher:
Marie Moloney at 087-2139481 or mariemoloney@rcsi.ie





18-Feb-2008

PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE 23RD FEBRUARY 2008
1PM TEACHER'S CLUB, 36 PARNELL SQUARE WEST, DUBLIN 1


Members of Sophie Tuscan Du Plantier family are holding a press conference to mark the launch of L'ASSOPH, an association formed in memory of Sophie.
The aim of the association is to campain for European laws to be harmonised in Europe so that the families of homicide victims have greater rights.
Families and friends of homicide victims are welcome to the conference .




11-Feb-2008

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF DANIEL McDONALD

On saturday 02/02/08, in memory of murder victim Daniel McDonald, his family and friends organised the
Daniel Saca McDonald, 5 a side Memorial Tournament.
They raised a fantastic €6677,20 and have donated all the procedds to AdVIC.
The money raised will be used to subsidise counselling for famlies bereaved by homicide




21-Jan-2008

AdVIC AGM will be on the 8th March 2008

The AdVIC AGM will be held on the 8th March 2008 from 2PM to 5PM at the Teachers' Club,36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Sinead Behan BL, chairperson to the Criminal Injury Compensation Tribunal will be guest speaker.

The meeting will cover:

Overview of 2007 Activities
Financial report
Election
Presentation by Sinead Behan to explain the right to compensation to famlies of homicide victims under the scheme
Open discussion to include questions and answers

Families and friends of Homicide Victims are all welcome














9-Jan-2008

CRIMINAL INJURY COMPENSATION TRIBUNAL

Following a meeting between AdVIC and the secretary to the Criminal Injury Compensation Tribunal it became clear that we had been given and gave incorrect information regarding the time limit in which a claim has to be sent to the tribunal. It was confirmed to us that when the victim of crime is alive, the claim for compensation to the tribunal should be made within 3 months(this can be extented on request). WHEN THE VICTIM IS DEAD THERE IS NO LIMIT TO MAKE A CLAIM

























26-Nov-2007

FAMILIES OF HOMICIDE VICTIMS REQUIRED FOR RESEARCH. AdVIC are supporting research into The Impact of Criminal Justice Procedures on Homicide Survivors Experience of the Grieving Process.

The research which will begin in March 2008 will have two parts. The first part will involve the completion of confidential questionnaires. In the second part a percentage of those who completed questionnaires will be invited to attend an interview about what they said in the questionnaire.

At all stages of the research, peoples' confidentiality and privacy will be maintained and anyone is free to opt out of the research at any stage. Results from the study will help inform what we know about how the criminal justice system impacts on a victim's grief.The project is waiting for formal ethical approval.


If anyone is interested in participating in the research, contact 086 -1272156 or info@advic.ie at AdVIC who will forward your expression of interest to the researcher. When the project is ready to start, the researcher will be in contact and provide full explanation of the study to help you consider whether it would be a good thing for you to contribute to.



9-Oct-2007

ADVIC NEXT OPEN DAY for all Families and Friends of Homicide Victims eill be held on the 3rd November 2007 in the Bridge House, Tullamore, Co Offaly at 2PM.
The Guest speaker at this event will be Dr Brian Farrell, Coroner for Dublin.



27-Jul-2007

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR VICTIMS OF HOMICIDE-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A memorial service for victims of homicide has been organised by AdVIC on the 8th September in St Anne's Church,Dawson street, Dublin 2 from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.
The minister of Justice Brian Lenehan will be guest of Honour and Frances Black guest artist.
Invitations will be sent shortly to families on AdVIC data base and through the victim support groups, but this service is for all families and friends who have been affected by homicide and do not hesitate to contact us on info@advic.ie or 0861272156 for an invitation and further details on the service.



26-Jul-2007

Notification of change of address for the Irish Prison Service---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
From the 30th July 2007, the Irish Prison Service Headquaters is decentralising to Longford and all correspondence to the Victim Liaison Officer should be directed to the undersigned as fellow:-----------------------------------
Barry Quinn
Victim Liaison Officer, Irish Prison Service Headquaters,
IDA Business Park, Ballinalee Road, Longford. Direct Phone: (043)35152 Fax:(043)35107



24-Jul-2007

LEGAL ADVICE FOR FAMILIES OF HOMICIDE VICTIMS-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Advic is very pleased to announce that we are now in a position to help families access free legal advice following a homicide. This is possible under a scheme which is run by the Bar Council under their Voluntary Assistance Scheme.
To access the scheme, a family needing legal advice must first contact AdVIC, as we are required to be the link through which the contact must be made.Advic will provide the scheme with the information. required for the advice which may be given by letter, phone or a consultation. For further information, please contact us on 086 1272156 or info@advic.ie



17-May-2007

ELECTION CHARTER FOR FAIRNESS

ADVIC would like you to ask your local candidate where they stand on these three vital issues:
1: Why is sentencing, so weak and inconsistent
2:Why are families treated shamefully
3:Why isn't counselling funded and available




4-May-2007

A PUBLIC MEETING FOR ALL FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF HOMICIDE VICTIMS has been organised by AdVIC in THURLES (Co Tipperary) at THE ANNER HOTEL on the 19TH May 2007 from 2.00pm to 5.00 pm.
Jean Casey, a counsellor who specialises in helping families og homicide and suicide victims and a leading expert in the field of trauma following homicide and violence will be guest speaker.
Anyone who has been bereaved by homicide is welcome
PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING IS NOW PROVIDED AND SUBSIDISED BY AdVIC FOR FAMILIES OF HOMICIDE VICTIMS.
To avail of this service, please contact AdVIC on 0861272156



27-Apr-2007

ADVIC CAMPAIGNS CANDIDATES FOR FORTHCOMING ELECTION.
No more empty promises, now is time for real reform:
A delegation of AdVIC was outside the dail yesterday with the following questions for the future candidates:
Why is sentencing so weak and inconsistent, Why are families treated shamefully, Why isn't counselling funded and available.

AdVIC is asking the public to ask their local candidate where they stand on these three vital issues .
You can view a short clip of the event on www.youtube.com
at http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZu4teCcbmY




3-Apr-2007

WOULD YOU BELIEVE ... Mick Peelo, a reporter from this show is looking at doing a programme on families who have been bereaved by murder. If you feel you would like to take part in this programme, or would like more information about it, you can contact us on 086 1272156 or you can speak directly to Mick Peelo on 01 2082873or 087 9240227 or you can email him on Mick.Peelo@rte.ie



28-Mar-2007

MORNING IRELAND (radio) are proposing to do a programme to highlight the plight of families thrown into the criminal justice system following a murder. They would like to talk to a family about their experiences as they go through the system. They understand the sensitivity and have guaranteed that the family will be treated with the greatest respect. If you would be interested in taking part in this programme, please contact us for more information, or you could email the report directly on conor.hunt@rte.ie



14-Mar-2007

SECOND ANNIVERSARY VIGIL FOR IRENE WHITE(NEE MC BRIDE)
Following a request from Anne Delcassian, sister to Irene White, please note that a second anniversary Vigil will be held on good Friday 6th April at 12.00 noon to 12.30 pm outside Ice House, Demesne Road,Dundalk where Irene White(nee Mc Bride) was murdered in her family home. For more information and direction, please visit www.goodnightirene.ie



9-Mar-2007

ADVIC LAUNCHES NEW SUBSIDISED COUNSELLING SERVICE for families and friends of Homicide Victims.
In December 2006, a group of professional counsellors successfully completed a series of dedicated workshops organised by AdVIC in facilitation skills for families and friends of homicide victims. Every issue relating to homicide was covered during the workshops by a wide range of professional presentations including, the Omagh Trauma Centre, Barnardos,The state Pathologist,the DPP, the Gardai, a Barrister focussing on legal matters and other leading experts in the field of trauma, violence and homicide.
Following funding from the Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime and donations from members of the general public, AdVIC is now in the position to help individuals and families traumatised by homicide to access this specialised Counselling
To avail of this service or/and to get more information, please contact us on 086 1272156 or info@advic.ie



1-Feb-2007

AdVIC was very pround to be invited to address the 10th Annual Judicial Studies Institute Conference on the 17th November 2006 at Dublin Castle.
We are grateful to Judges Carney and Hardiman for this unique opportunity for us to directly present our concerns about the imbalance in the criminal justice sytem to the judiciary.
This was a great achievement for AdVIC, as this was the first time a group outside the legal profession spoke at the conference, an innovation which was welcome by the judges and we were very pleased that out though-provoking presentation was also well received.
We are also grateful to Anthony Mc Grath anf Gayle Killalea for their help in compiling our paper, which is to be published in the Judicial Institute Journal shortly.



23-Nov-2006

AdVIC brochure available for downloading now,

At the bottom left corner of the ADVIC home page website, you are now able to download our new brochure " A Helpful Directory Of Information For People Bereaved By Homicide".
We are also very pleased of the great demand for the brochures and of the very positif feed back we have received by many people and groups involved in working with families and friends of Homicide Victims.



8-Nov-2006

ADVIC LAUNCHES NEW PUBLICATION-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
At the Mansion House on the 4th November Barry Cummins launched AdVIC completley unique publication, the "Helpful Directory of Information for People Bereaved by Homicide". This brochure will be distributed via the Gardai to families of the homicide they are investiguating. It is available to any organisation dealing with families and friends of homicide victims, will be available at the four courts and will soon be available for downloading on this site.
If you or a family you know is in need of help, information, advice and contacts on the criminal justice system following a homicide, please contact us and we will send you this new brochure.



7-Sep-2006

NEW PHONE NUMBER FOR SAH( SUPPORT AFTER HOMICIDE---------------------------------------------------
SAH have changed their phone number to 087-9837322
We are in the process of updating our resource page with this information



12-Jan-2006

HOMICIDE WORKSHOPS DEVELOPED BY ADVIC-------
A series of 8 workshops targeted at professionals who wish to learn about the complexities of bereavement by homicide and for those who want to acquire the skills to work with people who have suffered a loss by homicide......

The workshops will be held in the Teacher's Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 on the first Saturday of every month from 04/03/06 to 02/12/06 with July and August off......


04/03/06 General introduction of the complexities of homicide and the impact on the family system(Angela O' Driscoll......


01/04/06 Facilitation of families bereaved by homicide. skills in working with clients affected by the trauma of homicide (Jean Casey......

06/05/06 Trauma by violence, Cognitive therapy (Doctor Kate Gillespie, David Bolton Omagh trauma centre......

03/06/06 Homicide and Family laws (Ivana Bacik Barrister......

02/09/06
(Morning) The role of the Gardai following an homicide and of imforming the family of the investiguation(Maura Walsh Garda Community Services)......
(Afternoon) Media reporting of the aftermath of an homicide and the trial.(Marie Wilson RTE......

07/10/06 Effects of homicide and violence on Children (Maura Leahy Barnados)......

01/11/06 Effects of homicide and violence on adolescence (Maura Leahy Barnados)......

01/12/06 (Morning) The role of the state pathologist and the Coroner's court following an homicide.(State Pathologist Marie Cassidy)......
(Afternoon) The role of the DPP and courts proccedings following an homicide ( Claire Loftus Chief State Solicitors)......


For further information and application forms, please contact one of the following:
info@advic.ie......
Phone: 086-1272156......

Completed application should be sent to AdVIC, P.O. Box 10106, Swords, Co Dublin.....

Closing date for receipt of application:11/02/06



29-Sep-2005

CRIME VICTIMS HELPLINE 1850 211407



A new Helpline to support victims of crime commenced service on the 12 September,05.
Funded by the Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime, CRIME VICTIMS HELPLINE will be a source of support and information for victims of crime nationwide.
People afffected by crime can now call 1850 211407 for this confidential service. The focus is on the provision of emotional support to all those effected by crime and on helping people to cope with the impact of crime on their lives. Callers may also get information on the criminal justice system, and on the many support services available to victims of crime.

The service is provided by trained volunteers, and is available Monday to Friday from 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM.
Outside these hours callers may leave a message and receive a return call if they wish.



18-Aug-2005

AdVIC Obtains Funding.....

AdVIC has obtained funding of €11,000 from The Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime in July 2005.

At the moment we are in the planning stage of how this money will be used, and after our September meeting will be able to announce details of this.



15-Jul-2005

AdVIC Achievements To Date .......

The Garda Training Section has been working for some time on new Guidelines and Proposals for Garda involvement in homicide cases. This is scheduled to be presented to The Garda Commissioner in late 2005 or early 2006.

We were delighted to be invited to participate in one session of the Working Group in Templemore,and will also take part in another session in September 2005.

We have also been invited to take part in a Garda Training Session in September.

We are very grateful to the Gardai for this opportunity as it allows us to give first hand feedback on how the Gardai can best communicate with families following a homicide.








10-Jul-2005

AdVIC Obtains Reserved Seating ........

Following our meeting with P.J. Fitzpatrick of The Courts Service - a meeting that was organised for us by The Minister for Justice - we have obtained our first concrete achievement.

As from the end of June 2005, High and Circuit Court office staff have been asked to secure reserved seating for families of homicide victims during trials.





30-Dec-1899

AdVIC are supporting research into