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federation-for-victim-assistanceA new confidential free phone number has been launched for victims of crime and traumatic incidents.

In the five years from 2011 to 2015, over 7,600 individual victims of crime have reached out for help from the Federation for Victim Assistance.

The number of victims coming forward may increase following the launch of this new free phone number as it will provide easier access to the service.

Co-founder of the Federation for Victim Assistance Mairead Fernane from Tralee, says it is important that victims reach out.