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The Advisory Offices for Aid to Victims in St.Gallen, Appenzell AI and AR are available to persons affected by acts of violence, their members of family and reference persons as well as professionals.

ADVISORY OFFICE FOR AID TO VICTIMS The offer is open to: men and women who are victims of violence, in particular after physical injury, attempted murder, robbery, traffic accidents; and to men who are affected by violence in the home or have experienced violence of a sexual nature.
Offer:
personal advisory discussions by telephone or in the advisory office, support in dealing with the experience of violence and its sequels, advice and information on psychological, legal and
social matters, accompaniment and support in criminal proceedings, referral to other professionals, help in dealing with insurance claims.

The offer is available without charge and may be called upon regardless of whether criminal charges have been brought and how long ago the act occurred. Staff of the office are bound by an obligation of secrecy.
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ADVISORY OFFICE FOR FEMALE VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE
The offer is open to:
women who have experienced sexual violence, sexual harassment, rape or sexual exploitation in their childhood; women who experience physical, psychological or sexual violence in their relationship or in their family environment or are threatened by their ex-partner of either gender and women who are forced to engage in prostitution.
Offer:
personal advisory discussions by telephone or in the advisory office, support in dealing with the experience of violence and its sequels, advice and information on psychological, legal and social matters, accompaniment and support in criminal proceedings, referral to other professionals. The offer is available without charge and may be called upon regardless of whether criminal charges have been brought and how long ago the act occurred. Staff of the office are bound by an obligation of secrecy.

COMPENSATION/SATISFACTION
Persons who have suffered prejudice as a result of a criminal action and can credibly show that they receive no or insufficient benefits from third parties (perpetrator, insurance schemes etc.) may apply for compensation and/or satisfaction.

The application to that effect must be submitted to the appropriate cantonal authority within five years of the criminal offence, failing which the entitlement will be time-barred. This time limit applies to offences committed after 1 January 2007. Further special provisions apply for the benefit of certain victims (such as children). More detailed information on this matter will be provided by the Victim Aid Advisory Centres.

St.Gallen
Sicherheits- und Justizdepartement des Kantons St.Gallen
Oberer Graben 32
9001 St. Gallen
Gesuch um Entschädigung und/oder Genugtuung nach Opferhilfegesetz, Kanton St.Gallen

Appenzell Innerrhoden
Staatsanwaltschaft des Kantons Appenzell Innerrhoden
Unteres Ziel 20
9050 Appenzell

Appenzell Ausserrhoden
Departement Gesundheit und Soziales
Departementssekretariat
Kasernenstrasse 17
9102 Herisau
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