As a crime victim, one of the most important rights you have is to let the court know, at sentencing, how the crime has affected you and your family. A Victim Impact Statement helps to ensure your right to be heard even if you cannot personally appear at sentencing. This is especially important because a defendant may plead and be sentenced at any court setting.
The Victim Impact Statement is not confidential and a copy will be given to the Judge, Defense Attorney or Defendant, and Prosecutor. Do not include your address and phone number in the statement if you wish to keep it confidential.
If you have questions, please call the Victim Services Unit at 602-261-8192