Justice for Magdalenes publishes Survivor Guide to Magdalen Commission

Justice for Magdalenes

Justice for Magdalenes (JFM), the survivor advocacy group, has published a guide, entitled Survivor Guide to Magdalen Commission,for women who were incarcerated in the Magdalene Laundries as they prepare to engage with the Magdalen Fund.

Following the official State apology issued by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny on 19th February 2013, the government asked Justice John Quirke to undertake a three-month review and make recommendations to the Government about the criteria for applying to the Magdalen Fund for payments and other supports.

Survivors who have not already registered with the Magdalen Commissionare encouraged to do so. Registration forms are available from [click here]

The Survivor Guide to Magdalen Commission is intended solely as an aid to survivors; its purpose is to help them and their families to create a checklist of present-day needs. The Guide is not intended to supplant or replace any official documents created by the Magdalen Commission or the Irish State; it is offered simply as a guide to help women to prepare to engage with the process.

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