Victim Personal Statement

If the person who committed the crime against you is caught, prosecuted and convicted you may be entitled to prepare a Victims Personal Statement (VPS), depending on the crime. – as a victim you are entitled to do a VPS regardless of whether the perpetrator is caught/identified.

The statement can be read to the court to illustrate the impact that this crime has had on you. This may help the court when it is considering the sentence to give the offender. If you would like to know more about this, or you want help to prepare a VPS you should speak to your Victim Liaison Officer at the Police. – the Police do not have victim liaison officers. It will be the officer assigned to the case.

You can find more information about Victims Personal Statements by clicking here: