Victims Services Branch
Victim Impact Statement
Only you know how a crime has affected you.
Anyone who is a victim of a reported crime can complete a Victim Impact Statement.
A Victim Impact Statement is your opportunity to tell the court how a crime has affected you and those around you. You write your statement in your own words on a Victim Impact Statement form. If the person accused is found guilty of the crime, the judge will read your statement when the person is sentenced. You may read the statement out loud in court, if you want to. You do not have to prepare a Victim Impact Statement, but you can if you want to.
To get a Victim Impact Statement form, contact your nearest police station or Victims Services office.
You may write your statement at any time, but please remember that it must get to the judge before the person found guilty of the crime is sentenced.