Victims' rights - by country

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Probation and Mediation Service

Ministry of Justice, Department of Compensation

The White Ring of Security

Persefona

VIKTIMA

Czech Association of Victims of Traffic Incidents

Our Child Foundation

Czech Society for Child Protection and Pink Line

Safety Line Association

Elektra

Rosa

ProFem

Human Rights League

Probation and Mediation Service

Probation and Mediation Service aims to mediate efficient and socially beneficial resolution of conflicts associated with crime and simultaneously organises and ensures the efficient and dignified performance of alternative sanctions and measures, with emphasis on the interests of victims, community protection and crime prevention.

Probation and Mediation Service (PMS)

  • aims to mediate efficient and socially beneficial resolution of conflicts associated with crime and simultaneously organises and ensures the efficient and dignified performance of alternative sanctions and measures, with emphasis on the interests of victims, community protection and crime prevention
  • its objectives are: integration of offenders - PMS aims to integrate the accused offenders into society without any further violations of the laws. Integration is a process leading to the restoration of offender’s respect for the legal status of the society, his/her capability and self-actualisation; participation of the victim - PMS tries to engage the victim in the "process" of equity compensation, to restore his/her sense of security, integrity and trust in justice and society.

CONTACTS:

Website: https://www.pmscr.cz/

Ministry of Justice, Department of Compensation

The Department of Compensation is responsible for providing monetary support for the victims of criminal acts who have suffered a health loss. The victim may obtain a lump sum financial support or an amount equal to any proven costs of medical treatment and lost income.

The Department of Compensation of the Ministry of Justice

  • provides information to victims on how to fill in the application for financial compensation, which documents need to be attached to the request, as well as information on conditions under which it is possible to provide compensation
  • collects statistical data concerning the number of applications for compensation (the Ministry of Justice is specifically responsible for providing compensation in cross-border cases)

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.justice.cz/

The White Ring of Security

The White Ring of Security provides direct help to victims, witnesses and survivors of crime, training aimed at improving the practice of justice administration and legislative and expert activity submitting a number of suggestions to legislative initiatives.

The White Ring of Security

  • provides crime victims and witnesses with professional, free of charge, confidential support including moral and emotional support
  • offers direct help to victims, witnesses and survivors of crime - The White Ring of Security provides complex support for victims and witnesses of crime through its 11 offices in seven regions of the Czech Republic
  • provides training and educational activities - The White Ring of Security is an accredited training centre aimed at improving the practice of justice administration
  • carries out publishing and public education activities, legislative and expert activity - The White Ring of Security has submitted a number of suggestions with regard to legislative initiatives

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.bkb.cz/

For the contact details of all regional offices click here.

Persefona

Persefona is a registered provider of professional social counselling for victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape. The range of services covers the psychological, social and legal assistance to victims of the injustice and their relatives in the city of Brno and Southern Moravia.

Persefona

  • is a registered provider of professional social counselling for victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape
  • offers a range of services covering the psychological, social and legal assistance to victims of injustice and their relatives in the city of Brno and Southern Moravia
  • has nationwide impact in education and in professional activities, which mainly focus on training professionals and the care of victims of domestic violence and rape

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.persefona.cz/

VIKTIMA

Viktima is a civic association which aims at crime prevention and at helping victims of crime and. It provides free services to victims of crime by consulting, writing of notice, representation of citizens in the operations of the Police, etc.

Viktima

  • is a civic association which aims at crime prevention and at helping victims of crime
  • provides free services to victims of crime by consulting, writing of notice, representation of citizens in the operations of the Police, etc.

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.viktima.cz/

Czech Association of Victims of Traffic Incidents

The Czech Association of Victims of Traffic Incidents provides assistance to victims of traffic accidents, and affected parties, as well as survivors who find themselves in difficult life situations. The association offers also a number of experts - psychologists, lawyers, students - who volunteer help in this area based on their professional experience and interest in the issue.

The Czech Association of Victims of Traffic Incidents

  • provides assistance to victims of traffic accidents, and affected parties, as well as survivors who find themselves in difficult life situations (such situations may include dealing with practical issues relating to the settlement of funerals, meetings at different offices, court proceedings, and financial problems, providing specialised medical and social care)
  • offers a number of experts - psychologists, lawyers, students - who volunteer help in this area based on their professional experience and interest in the issue

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.csodn.cz/csodn.php?akce=kontakty

Our Child Foundation

Our Child Foundation organises public awareness campaigns against the mistreatment of children, handles individual requests for help, including contributions for the purchase of rehabilitation aids, contributions for personal assistance, support for children in families facing extraordinary social emergencies, support for abandoned children.

Our Child Foundation

  • was founded in 1993 with the mission of helping children in difficult situations
  • handles individual requests for help, including contributions for the purchase of rehabilitation aids, contributions for personal assistance, support for children in families facing extraordinary social emergencies, support for abandoned children, and many others
  • administers the Foundation Investment Fund and to use the proceeds from these resources each year to support organisations that help threatened children
  • organises public awareness campaigns against the mistreatment of children (Red Noses, Stop Violence against Children)

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.nasedite.cz/

Czech Society for Child Protection and Pink Line

The Czech Society for Child Protection and Pink Line helps to solve children's problems by the support of a team of experts specialising in the area of child health, paediatric pathology, social work and addressing the pressures and stress of children and young people in family, school and other social communities and societies.

The Czech Society for Child Protection and Pink Line

  • helps to solve problems of children by the support of a team of experts specialising in the area of child health, pediatric pathology, social work and addressing the pressures and stress of children and young people in family, school and other social communities and societies
  • provides basic details about children's rights, the protection of children against all forms of interpersonal violence, and in particular the protection of child victims of violence

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.pravonadetstvi.cz/kontakt/mapa-s-kontakty/ceska-spolecnost-na-ochranu-deti-os-1.html

Safety Line Association

Safety Line Association is non-governmental non-profit organisation whose goals include the creation and support of projects that would help to create an effective system of protection for children and young people in the Czech Republic, as well as to prevent negative social phenomena amongst children and adolescents.

Safety Line Association

  • is a non-governmental non-profit organisation, which was established in 1994 by Czech childcare specialists
  • its mission is to help children in the Czech Republic who find themselves in difficult and crisis situations
  • its goals include the creation and support of projects that would help to create an effective system of protection for children and young people in the Czech Republic, as well as to prevent negative social phenomena amongst children and adolescents

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.linkabezpeci.cz/

Elektra

Elektra is a non-profit organisation that was founded on the initiative of clients and therapists in 1995 to help women - victims of sexual abuse in childhood and raped women. It offers help to people who have encountered sexual violence in childhood and adulthood.

Elektra

  • is a non-profit organisation that was founded on the initiative of the clients and therapists in 1995 to help women who are victims of sexual abuse in childhood and raped women
  • offers help to people who have encountered sexual violence in childhood and adulthood: former child victims of sexual violence; rape victims (women and men) regardless of their life history; mothers of abused children; life-partners and relatives of victims of sexual violence
  • organises training courses and lectures for staff on working with families, educators, health professionals, social workers, etc.

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.centrumelektra.cz/

Rosa

ROSA aims at improving the system of assistance to women-victims of domestic violence and their children. It also provides professional specialist advice and comprehensive assistance to women who are victims of domestic violence, crisis intervention, social and therapeutic counselling, creating a security plan and providing discreet housing for victims of domestic violence.

ROSA

  • aims at improving the system of assistance to women-victims of domestic violence and their children
  • provides professional specialist advice and comprehensive assistance to women-victims of domestic violence, crisis intervention, social and therapeutic counselling, creating a security plan and providing discreet housing
  • its main objectives are: to ensure the safety of clients and children who have witnessed domestic violence or the violence in the family may be threatened; identification of risk factors and developing a security plan; increase of the awareness of clients about the options in its situation; helping clients to understand the dynamics of violence; support for processing the trauma caused by violence

CONTACTS:

Website: http://rosa-os.cz/

 

ProFem

ProFem is a non-governmental organisation that focuses on social areas where women’s rights are violated, particularly in the area of domestic violence against women. Other areas of focus are also inequality and discrimination of women in economics and other branches.

ProFem

  • is a non-governmental organisation that focuses on social areas where women’s rights are violated, particularly on domestic violence against women
  • other areas of focus are also inequality and discrimination of women in economics and other branches
  • topics are approached at public events, conferences and seminars
  • lobbies, supports creating of shared networks, publishes own and foreign informative materials
  • contacts foreign organisations, takes part in international projects, conferences and seminars and works within the international network of organisations
  • its goal is to contribute to strengthen the personal, social and political status of women in the Czech society

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.profem.cz/

 

Human Rights League

Human Rights League is a non-governmental organisation based in the Czech Republic, which works towards the protection of human rights by working within the scope of the rights guaranteed by the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, and other binding international conventions. It aims at having enhanced the rights of children within the Czech Republic, as well as the rights of victims within the criminal justice system.

The Human Rights League

  • is a non-governmental organisation based in the Czech Republic, which works towards the protection of human rights by working within the scope of the rights guaranteed by the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, and other binding international conventions
  • promotes human rights with the aid of research and education in order to improve the quality of life for all, and by undertaking strategic cases in Court, producing innovative arguments and landmark solutions
  • aims to enhance the rights of children within the Czech Republic, as well as the rights of victims within the criminal justice system

CONTACTS:

Website: http://www.llp.cz/

Last update: 02/07/2019

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