crime victims experience similar feelings, questions and concerns as a result of
crime, no two victims experience the same emotional, physical and financial
impact. Only you can tell those of us involved in your case how you or those
close to you have been affected by this crime. One way to do this is to prepare
a victim impact statement. Not all victims are comfortable putting their
thoughts on paper, and while you have the opportunity to complete an impact
statement, you are under no obligation to do so.
No one knows
better than you how this crime may have changed your life. Thank you for taking
the time to provide us with this important information.
Victim Services Staff
for Completing your Victim Impact Statement
following suggestions and the attached form are offered only as a guide. Please
answer as many questions as you wish. If you need more space, please use
additional pages and simply attach these pages to the form when you return it.
Only you know
how to best describe the effects this crime has had on you and those close to
you. We realize it may be difficult to put into words the impact this crime
has had on you and those close to you. Many victims find it helpful to organize
their statement by the emotional, physical, and financial effects. Some victims
have found it helpful to write a rough draft of their statement before
completing the final statement. If you should need any assistance in completing
your victim impact statement, please feel free to contact our office for
assistance at 1-866-522-4087.
Click on this link to download the
VICTIM IMPACT FORM and its instructions.