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Victim’s Personal Statement (VPS)

The Victim Personal Statement (VPS) is important and gives victims a voice in the criminal justice process by helping others to understand how a crime has affected the victim. If a defendant is found guilty, the court will take the VPS into account, along with all the other evidence, when deciding upon an appropriate sentence.

Further information about Victim Personal Statements can be found through the links below

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/victim-personal-statement

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support/your-rights/victim-personal-statements

http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/v_to_z/victim_personal_statements/