Victims' rights - by country

Bulgaria

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Bulgaria

National Council for Assistance and Compensation of Victims of Crime

Ministry of the Interior

National Legal Aid Bureau

Association of Organisations Supporting Victims of Crime

Foundation for Assisting Victims of Crime and Combating Corruption

Nadja Centre

Centre for Assisting Victims of Torture – ACET

Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation

Animus Association Foundation

National Council for Assistance and Compensation of Victims of Crime

The National Council for Assistance and Compensation of Victims of Crime is the state body responsible for state-provided compensation.

The National Council for Assistance and Compensation of Victims of Crime

  • is responsible for the payment of financial compensation
  • provides assistance to Bulgarian citizens victimised on the territory of another EU Member State in filling in financial compensation request forms and sends them to the competent authority in the respective Member State
  • assists citizens of other Member States legally residing and victimised on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria who have the right to financial compensation

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.compensation.bg/

Ministry of the Interior

The Ministry of the Interior receives and supports persons victimised by crimes or other violations of public order.

The Ministry of the Interior

  • helps persons who are victimised by crimes or other violations of public order
  • investigates crimes under the supervision of public prosecutors

CONTACTS:

Website: https://www.mvr.bg/en/home

For the contact details of all police stations click here.

National Legal Aid Bureau

The National Legal Aid Bureau organises, together with bar councils, the provision of legal aid to persons in need, including victims of crime.

The National Legal Aid Bureau

  • organises, together with bar councils, the provision of legal aid
  • keeps the National Register for Legal Aid
  • pays for and controls the legal aid rendered

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.nbpp.government.bg/

Association of Organisations Supporting Victims of Crime

The Association of Organisations Supporting Victims of Crime provides information on the activity of its constitutive organisations in the different regions.

The Association of Organisations Supporting Victims of Crime

  • was created and registered by the Foundation for Assisting Victims of Crime and Combating Corruption, Nadya Centre, ACET, the Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation and other organisations for the purpose of electing a standing representative in the National Council for Assistance and Compensation of Victims of Crime
  • provides information on the activity of its constitutive organisations in the different regions

CONTACTS:

Telephone: +359 2 980 0262 - Website: n/a

Foundation for Assisting Victims of Crime and Combating Corruption

The Foundation for Assisting Victims of Crime and Combating Corruption provides legal and technical information and psychological assistance to victims of crime.

The Foundation for Assisting Victims of Crime and Combating Corruption

  • provides legal and technical information and psychological assistance to victims of crime
  • conducts anticorruption activities

CONTACTS:

Telephone: +359 2 980 0262 - Website: n/a

Nadja Centre

Nadja Centre renders assistance to women and children who are victims of physical, sexual and psychological violence.

The Nadja Centre

  • helps women and children, victims of physical, sexual and psychological violence
  • provides psychological, medical, social and legal consultations and psychotherapy, and directs victims to other services and experts; provides telephone consultations and information
  • operates a 24-hour national hotline for children in need
  • has branches and centres in Sofia, Ruse, Kyustendil, Stara Zagora, Targovishte and Sandanski

CONTACTS:

Website: http://centrenadja.org/

Centre for Assisting Victims of Torture – ACET

The Centre for Assisting Victims of Torture provides medical and psychological consultations for victims of violence and torture.

The Centre for Assisting Victims of Torture – ACET

  • provides medical and psychological consultations for victims of violence and torture
  • provides support and rehabilitation for victims of violence or torture
  • has a rehabilitation programme in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Stara Zagora and Kazanluk

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.acet-bg.org/

Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation

The Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation works in the field of protecting women from violence in all its forms – domestic violence, trafficking of women, and sexual harassment at work.

The Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation

  • works towards protection of women from violence in all its forms – domestic violence, trafficking of women, sexual harassment at work
  • raises awareness and sensitivity among the public on gender equality issues
  • has branches in Plovdiv, Haskovo, Silistra and Gorna Oryahovitsa

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.bgrf.org/

Animus Association Foundation

The Animus Association renders psychological and social assistance to victims of violence.

The Animus Association Foundation

  • does direct psychological and social work with victims of violence (domestic, sexual violence and human trafficking)
  • does community work – lobbying, prevention and networking among partners; training of specialists for recognising violence and working with its victims
  • supports a 24/7 hotline (0 800 18 676) for victims of violence, which offers emotional support after a violent experience and information on organisations and services offering help
  • operates the Hotline for children – victims of violence or children at risk 116 111
  • supports a 24/7 crisis unit, where victims of violence and their children can stay for up to four days;
  • provides psychological counselling for dealing with the post-violence crisis, social work and advocacy – accompanying the victims and support of their relations with social, medical, legal and other institutions
  • conducts psychotherapeutic and consultative programmes

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.animusassociation.org/

Last update: 17/12/2018

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