Victim Impact Statements

A victim impact statement is an official document that can be presented to the Court at the sentencing stage of a trial to assist the Judge in their deliberations. It may help the judge determine the appropriate sentence for an offender. The police will usually ask a victim to complete a victim impact statement at the time that charges are laid.  If this has not been done the prosecution may come back to the victim prior to the sentence hearing to request that it be done. We provide support to help victims write their impact statement at any time.