APAV - Associação Portuguesa de Apoio à Vítima / Portuguese Association for Victim Support- is a national non-profit social solidarity organisation.

APAV works towards promoting awareness, esteem and respect for the status of crime victim in Portugal. Its mission is to support victims of crime, their families and friends, by providing them quality services that are free of charge and confidential and by contributing to the improvement of public, social and private policies concerned with the status of victim.

APAV supports everyone who was a victim of crime and violence, their families and friends.

We support victims of any crime: domestic violence, ill-treatment, threats, murder, sexual crime, kidnapping, abduction, mugging, theft of or with a motor vehicle, pickpocketing, burglary, robbery, fraud, extortion, abuse of trust, document falsification, damage, cybercrime and racial discrimination, among others.

Anyone who is a victim of crime will find at APAV the emotional, practical, legal, social and psychological support that they need to deal with and overcome the consequences of being a victim. This support is provided by professionally trained and certified victim support officers.

Victims are entitled to victim support services even if the crime was not reported.

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