Victim Impact

The purpose of the Victim Impact Program (VIP) is to expose juvenile offenders to the effects their crimes have had upon their victim, families and the community in which they live. Among the program’s goals are the development of increased awareness of their roles within their community, of the impact of their actions and of the victim’s experience.

Victim awareness is becoming sensitive to, accepting responsibility for and understanding how criminal acts affect the life of the victim or survivors of the victim.

Victim awareness is a tool used to give offenders a new perspective as to how their criminal behavior has impacted the lives of those they have victimized.