Welcome to the RCNI Blog. 

We are the representative body for Rape Crisis Centres in Ireland. We have created this blog to post information on our various publications and hope that people will share this information across other platforms.

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) is a specialist information and resource centre on rape and all forms of sexual violence with a proven capacity in strategic leadership. The RCNI role includes the development and coordination of national projects including expert data collection, supporting Rape Crisis Centres to reach best practice standards, using our expertise to influence national policy and social change. We are the representative, umbrella body for our member Rape Crisis Centres who provide free advice, counselling and support for survivors of sexual abuse in Ireland.

Key RCNI Projects:

  • RCNI Annual National Statistics
  • National coordination of services development and best practice
  • National coordination of Quality Assurance Standards for RCCs
  • Commissioning and supporting quality research
  • RCNI interactive Sector website
  • Sector Staff and Volunteer Garda Vetting
  • National Coordination of Legal Advocacy and Support
  • Supporting models of best practice in Inter-agency partnerships
  • Delivery expert advice and consultation in both legal and general policy
  • Expert consultation and report provision on key sexual violence issues
  • Development of standardised training and education modules
  • Sectoral accreditation system.

One Response to “About”


  1. Alcohol and Sexual Violence : My Mind Matters - June 5, 2012

    […] Rape Crisis Network Ireland has launched an informative new blog at  on the topic of Alcohol and Sexual Violence.  The first […]

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