Victim Impact Statement (VIS)

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Victim Impact Statement (VIS)

What you'll get:

A Victim Impact Statement is a written statement that tells the court how a crime affected you.

Who delivers it:
Justice Community Justice and Policing Note: This service is delivered by
Who it is for:
Individuals
Who to contact:
How to get more info:
Phone FaxWebsite MailE-mail In-Person
How to get the service:
Phone Fax MailE-mail In-Person
Staff available in:
Behchoko, Fort Good Hope, Fort Simpson, Fort Smith, Inuvik, K'atlodeeche First Nation (Hay River Reserve), Yellowknife

Additional Info:

It answers questions like:

-How did the crime make you feel?
-How did it affect you emotionally?
-How did it affect the way you feel about yourself?
-Why do you think this has happened to you or to your loved one?
-After the crime, how did you respond? What did you do? How did other people respond?
-What went through your mind?
-After this crime happened, how did you change your relationship with the accused person?
-What did you do to resist the crime?
-Did you make any lasting decisions about the person you want to be after this crime? How has that worked out for you?

When you report the crime to the RCMP, they will give you an NWT Victim Impact Statement form and guide. Done properly, your Victim Impact Statement will give you a voice in court at the sentencing hearing.

To get help with a Victim Impact Statement, call your local Victim Services program.

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