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Victims of Crime

Victim Services Branch

 

Victim Impact Statement Overview

Victim Impact Statements apply to victims of all crimes. These statements allow victims to tell the court how they've been affected by crimes. The statements include a description of the emotional, physical and financial harm caused. Crime victim services workers provide information and guidance on how to prepare Victim Impact Statements.

If a victim dies or is incapable of providing a statement, a spouse, relative or guardian may complete it. If the victim is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian may complete the statement on the victim's behalf. Upon a finding of guilt, but before sentencing, a Crown attorney will file the statement with the clerk of the court. Copies will be given to the defence lawyer and the judge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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