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Victim Impact Statements

Victims may provide information to the judge about the harm the defendant has caused in a Victim Impact Statement. 

Statements can be presented in person at the time of the sentencing hearing, or submitted to the judge in writing prior to the hearing. 

Examples of harm include, but are not limited to: emotional trauma, damage/lost property and financial loss. 

For more information, see the Department of Public Safety’s Minnesota Center for Crime Victim Services' Victim Impact Statements brochure.


Last updated: 11/12/2012 10:28 AM