Making a Victim Personal Statement

Your chance to explain how the crime has affected you.

When you are a victim of crime, you can be affected in many different ways - for example, emotionally, financially or physically.

Making a Victim Personal Statement (VPS) is a way in which you can put your feelings on record. It will help criminal justice agencies involved in your case (like the police, the prosecutor or the courts) to understand the impact that the crime has had on you and your family. That way we can make sure you get the support you need.

What this website does

This website explains everything you need to know about the VPS - what it is, how it works and what we will do with the information you give us.

You will find the answers to some commonly asked questions and guidance on how to make a VPS.

Research shows that the majority of those who made a VPS felt that it had a positive effect on their experience of the Criminal Justice System.

Victims' Code: Leaflet audio versions

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