Victim Services – Victim Impact Statement Program

Provided by: Government of Nova Scotia - Department of Justice

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Service Description

Offers an opportunity for a victim to tell the court about the financial, physical, and psychological/emotional impact of the crime on their life. It is a statement, written in the victim's own words, that is considered by the judge in deciding the sentence for the offender. Community impact statements may also be considered by the judge.

Eligibility

A victim of any criminal offence may complete a statement. However, the statement is not considered by the court until after the accused person has been found guilty of the offence.

Application Process

Contact for forms and guidelines • A victim services officer will help to complete the statement and submit it to the court on the victim’s behalf

Documents Required

No documents required

Fees

No fees

Languages Offered

English

Coverage Area

Nova Scotia

Provincial Victim Services Program – Kentville

Address:
49 Cornwallis Street, Suite 204
Kentville NS  B4N 2E3
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Mailing Address:
49 Cornwallis Street, Suite 204
Kentville NS  B4N 2E3

Site Info

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Site Hours

Monday
8:30am–4:30pm
Tuesday
8:30am–4:30pm
Wednesday
8:30am–4:30pm
Thursday
8:30am–4:30pm
Friday
8:30am–4:30pm

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Coverage Area

Annapolis County • Digby County • Hants County • Kings County • Lunenburg County • Queens County • Shelburne County • Yarmouth County