Victim Impact Statement

Victim impact statements are written or oral information from crime victims, in their own words, about how a crime has affected them. Victim impact statements allow the victim's voice to be heard during various phases of the juvenile justice process. The purpose of victim impact statements is to allow crime victims to describe to the Court the impact of the crime. A judge may use information from these statements to help determine an offender's disposition or to allow for a youth to be released early. Victim impact statements are often the victims' only opportunity to participate in the juvenile justice process or to confront the offenders who have harmed them.

Victim impact statements may include descriptions of:

  • Physical damage caused by the crime.

  • Emotional damage caused by the crime.

  • Financial costs to the victim from the crime.

  • Medical or psychological treatments required by the victim or his or her family.

  • The need for restitution.

  • The victim's views on the crime or the offenders.

  • The victim's views on an appropriate disposition.

Please complete the Victim Impact Statement and fax to 404-508-7333. Your contact information will remain confidential.

Click here for the Victim Impact Statement.