Information Support


The lack of information is a frustrating and often damaging problem, often expressed by families following a homicide.

The more informed you are, the more prepared you will be for this very traumatic time.

How can AdVIC help?

We have collated practical information about the criminal Justice system which can be found under the information page of this website where you will find detailed information on  agencies you may need to contact following the death of your loved one:


  • Garda
  • Coroner’s court
  • DPP
  • Criminal Injuries compensation tribunal
  • Dept of Social Affairs,
  • Dept of Justice
  • Dept of Foreign Affair
  • Parole Board, Prison service
  • Media
  • Support groups

AdVIC also produced two information booklets:

  • “Homicide, a guide for families bereaved by homicide”
  • “A practical guide to the Victim Impact Statement”
Both booklets are sent to every Garda station investigating a new homicide, asking the Family Liaison Officer assigned to the investigation team to pass it on to the family of the deceased. If you are a family of a homicide victim who did not get the booklets from the Garda, please contact us and booklets will be sent it to you by post.

Latest News

  • Support groups – June 2018 – Dublin & Limerick

    AdVIC are inviting all those who are struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one due to homicide or fatal assault to join a bereavement counselling group. Bereavement group counselling aims to provide emotional support and a safe …Read More
  • AdVIC 2018 AGM

    Our AGM is on Saturday, details below. We would love to see you there. Date:                    21st April 2018 Time:                    2.30 PM to 4.30 PM Venue:                 Teacher’s Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1 Guest Speaker:    Counsellor Marie Percival Following the AGM, …Read More
  • Survey for VRA

    The VRA are helping to conduct a survey of victims in order to develop a training programme for lawyers on the needs and rights of victims of crime If any victims are interested in completing the survey please click hereRead More

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