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Campaigner calls for better state-funded psychological supports for abuse victims

Jun 9, 2021 15:06 By News Northern Sound
Campaigner calls for better state-funded psychological supports for abuse victims Campaigner calls for better state-funded psychological supports for abuse victims
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Cavan County Council has passed a motion supporting Ms Barrett's campaign.

A campaigner for victims of abuse is hopeful that better state-funded psychological supports will be put in place for victims of crime and abuse.

Amy Barrett was abused by her father, who was sentenced to ten years in prison in 2017.

She says he faced "no waiting lists" for psychological supports in prison, while victims of abuse can face waiting lists of anywhere from three months to a year.

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Cavan County Council is one of six local authorities that have passed motions supporting Ms Barrett's campaign.

That motion was raised by Cavan Councillor TP O'Reilly and seconded by Peter McVitty.

Speaking to The Wider View, Ms Barrett said she hopes the passing of these motions by local authorities will force the government into action:

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