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NATIONAL RESOURCES

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State & Local Domestic Violence Resources

National Domestic Violence Resources

Support & Mental Health

For a comprehensive list of support and mental health resources tailored to your needs, please visit our Local and National Resources pages. There, you'll find a wide array of services designed to offer support, guidance, and healing, whether you're seeking immediate assistance or long-term mental health care.

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Victim Impact Statement Support 

Welcome to our Victim Impact Statement Support section. This space is dedicated to empowering survivors by guiding them through the process of writing and presenting a victim impact statement. Crafting your statement is not just a step in the judicial process; it's a vital opportunity to voice your journey and impact, aiding in your healing process.

How to Use This Section:

  1. Educate Yourself: Start with our introductory materials to understand what a victim impact statement is and why it's crucial.

  2. Examples and Guidance: Review sample statements and detailed guides to help you articulate your own experiences effectively.

  3. Preparation for Court: Access resources and recordings that demonstrate what presenting a statement in court might look like.

Importance of Victim Impact Statements: Writing your victim impact statement can be a powerful step towards healing. It allows you to reclaim your voice and narrate the personal repercussions of the crime. Courts use these statements to grasp the full impact of the crime, which can influence sentencing and outcomes. Your words have the power to bring about justice and closure.

  • Courtroom Simulation: This section features a heartfelt video of a real courtroom scenario, including myself and my daughter sharing our impact statements during sentencing. This personal glimpse into the process not only helps you understand the emotional and practical aspects of presenting in court but also offers support and courage, showing you're not alone in this journey.​

  • Writing Your Statement: Access our guide, complete with tips on writing an impactful statement. Click pdf to open/ download the guide.

Remember, you're not alone in this journey. This section is here to support you every step of the way, from drafting your statement to speaking in court. Your voice matters, and we are here to help it be heard.

Education & Prevention

For in-depth information, educational materials, and strategies focused on prevention, please explore our Education and Prevention section. This area is dedicated to empowering individuals with knowledge, tools, and resources aimed at preventing domestic violence and fostering a safer, more informed community.

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