Advocating for Truth & Justice

NEW Advocacy Service

Omagh Support & Self Help Group recognises that for families and individuals bereaved and injured by the conflict that truth, justice and acknowledgement plays a vital part in the road to recovery. We understand that this can be a difficult process therefore OSSHG will play the role of a critical friend providing emotional and practical support to our members, working sensitively and at the pace of the family or individual we will be advocating on behalf of.

How Can We Help:

  • We can promote victim and survivor issues within the public and media domains.
  • We will assist families bereaved to tell/record their own story describing in their own words the impact it has had on their lives.
  • We will assist those injured physically and psychologically to tell/record their story and the impact it has had on their lives.
  • We will support families and individuals to identify questions and possible avenues to recover required information necessary for truth, justice and acknowledgement.
  • We will Support a families and individuals engaging with current investigations with PONI (The Police Ombudsman’s Office) and Historical Enquiries Team (HET), The Garda Ombudsman, The Attorney General North and South, The PSNI, An Garda Síochána; The PPS (Public Prosecution Service).
  • We will support families and individuals who in the event that the Stormont House Agreement is achieved wish to engage with HIU (Historical Investigations Unit), ICIR (Independent Commission on Information Retrieval), OHA (Oral History Archive), IRG (Implementation & Reconciliation Group).
  • We will support families and individuals who wish to engage with other relevant investigative bodies.
  • We will produce individual reports on cases with families and individuals, and provide thematic reports on key areas of work.
  • We will support families and individuals to access professional legal support if required.
  • To promote positive health and wellbeing we will refer and sign post to other internal OSSHG services and external services which would support individuals.

Contact Info:

If you are interested about this service and would like any information, contact our Advocacy Caseworker Nichola;

Tel: 028 82259877 Ext. 205                   Email: nmcgowan@omaghsupport.co.uk