Victim Impact Statement
A Victim Impact Statement (VIS) is your opportunity to inform the Judiciary how this violent crime has affected you and your family. A VIS is only used if and when the offender is found guilty.
You and your family are encouraged to share your thoughts, hurt, feelings, and an insight to your life without your loved one with the judge. This is perhaps the only opportunity families get to have their anguish considered; as such we encourage you to take some time to do this, even if that means only one paragraph.