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Victim Impact Statements

A chance to have a voice

It is common for victims of crime to feel powerless and without a voice in the criminal justice system. 

You can now be heard through a document called a Victim Impact Statement.  It is your chance to tell the courts about the effect that the crime has had on you - physically, emotionally and financially.  You can even choose to read your victim impact statement to the court.

You can make a Victim Impact Statement if you have been the victim of an indictable crime.  Tasmania Police, the Victims of Crime Service or Victims Support Services can tell you whether a crime is an indictable crime.

For detailed information please refer to the Victim Impact Statement Brochure (PDF, 2 pages).