Real and perceived risks of deportation may compromise the effective right of irregular migrants to report to the police if they have been a victim of crime. Some localities have therefore introduced so-called 'firewall protection', providing a clear separation between the provision of public services and immigration enforcement. This article explores one such policy in the Netherlands: 'free in, free out'. While the policy began as a local pilot project, in 2015 it was introduced at the national-level alongside implementation of EU Victim's Rights Directive, and currently represents the only national-level example of 'firewall protection' for victims of crime in Europe. [---]