Models of generic victim support organisations

As part of the Victim Support Services project, FRA looked what 'model' of support services for victims of crime exist in each EU Member State.

The focus here was on generic support services for victims of crime which are services that seek to provide support for victims irrespective of the nature of the crime. It is possible to distinguish between three main models of generic victim support services in EU Member States (1-3). Distinctions are drawn between the (non-) governmental nature and sources of funding of the main generic support provider. The table below illustrates the model prevalent in each Member State.

 

Models of generic victim support services in EU Member States
  1. At least one national generic - main provider/structure is state run and funded 2. At least one national generic - main provider/structure is non-governmental but relies strongly on state funding 3. At least one national generic - main provider/structure is non-governmental, does not rely strongly on state funding
AT    
BE    
BG      
CY      
CZ    
DE    
DK    
EE    
EL      
ES    
FI    
FR    
HR    
HU    
IE    
IT      
LT      
LU    
LV      
MT    
NL    
PL    
PT    
RO      
SE    
SI      
SK    
UK    
Total 7 10 3

Note: The table refers to those EU Member States with at least one national generic VSS (from the research it appears there are no generic victim support services (i.e. aimed at all rather than specific categories of victims) in BG, CY, EL, IT, LT, LV, RO and SI)

Models of generic victim support organisations

 
 

Source: FRA, 2014

  At least one national generic - main provider/structure is non-governmental, does not rely strongly on state funding
  At least one national generic - main provider/structure is non-governmental but relies strongly on state funding
  At least one national generic - main provider/structure is state run and funded
  No generic support service