Vilnius Institute for Advanced Studies (VILIAS) was established as an NGO in 2013. During its 10 years of activity, participation in many national and European Commission projects, victim assistance, and crime prevention have developed as key areas of VILIAS’ activities. VILIAS is also a member of the Lithuanian Association of Specialised Assistance Services. The Institute’s activities are mainly based on cooperation with students (bachelor and master studies in criminology) and lecturers of the Department of Criminology of the Faculty of Philosophy of Vilnius University. Therefore, it combines academic knowledge and youthful enthusiasm in its activities. Therefore, it combines academic knowledge and youthful enthusiasm, allowing the Institute to be quite active in developing victim support and crime prevention systems in Lithuania.