4 - Help and support for victims of crime

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National Commission for Protection of Children and Young People at Risk

Directorate General of Social Affairs

The Portuguese Association for Victim Support

Commission for Equality and against Racial Discrimination

Open Window - Support to Victims of Domestic Violence

National Commission for Protection of Children and Young People at Risk

The National Commission for Protection of Children and Young People at Risk coordinates the work of different agencies and organisations in the field of assistance to children at risk and supports the establishment of emergency shelters for children and young people at risk.

The National Commission for Protection of Children and Young People at Risk

  • coordinates the work of different agencies and organisations in the field of assistance to children at risk;
  • supports the establishment of emergency shelters for children and young people at risk.

CONTACTS:

Website: Link opens in new windowhttp://www.cnpcjr.pt/

Directorate General of Social Affairs

The Directorate General of Social Affairs provides psychological counselling to children participating in criminal proceedings and is responsible for the protection of and assistance to child victims of crime.

The Directorate General of Social Affairs

  • monitors the execution of penalties and other measures imposed on offenders;
  • provides psychological counselling to children participating in criminal proceedings;
  • is responsible for the protection of and assistance to child victims of crime.

CONTACTS:

Website: Link opens in new windowhttp://www.dgrs.mj.pt/

The Portuguese Association for Victim Support

The Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV) provides information and free and confidential legal, psychological, social, emotional and practical support to victims of crime.

The Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV)

  • provides information to victims of crime in general;
  • provides emotional, social, legal, psychological and practical support;
  • maintains a Network of Victim Support Offices throughout Portugal;
  • has a special Support Unit for Migrant Victims of Crime and Victims of Discrimination.

CONTACTS:

Website: Link opens in new windowhttp://www.apav.pt/

For contact details of the Network of Victim Support Offices and the Support Unit for Migrant Victims of Crime and Victims of Discrimination click Link opens in new windowhere.

Commission for Equality and Against Racial Discrimination

The Commission for Equality and Against Racial Discrimination is an independent commission, specialised in combating racial discrimination, which receives and investigates complaints of racial discrimination.

The Commission for Equality and against Racial Discrimination

  • is an independent commission, specialised in combating racial discrimination;
  • receives and investigates complaints of racial discrimination;
  • collects data and information about incidents of racial discrimination.

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.cicdr.pt/

Open Window - Support to Victims of Domestic Violence

The Open Window - Support to Victims of Domestic Violence is a local organisation providing support to victims of domestic violence in the region Vale do Sousa.

The Open Window - Support to Victims of Domestic Violence

  • is a local organisation active in the region Vale do Sousa;
  • provides confidential and free of charge psychological, legal and social assistance to victims of domestic.

CONTACTS:

Website: Link opens in new windowhttp://janelaaberta-valedosousa.blogspot.com/


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Last update: 05/01/2012