In this webinar, Ms. Nasset shares her own victim impact statement and breaks down how she created it, the people she worked with, and her thoughts behind it. Her impact statement led to one of the longest sentences in history for stalking and has been lauded by the Prosecuting Attorney and Judge on the case as the reason this sentence was given. She looks at other victim impact statements and shares the great import they serve for sentencing and healing. She works with attendees to address how to encourage victims and survivors to create impactful victim impact statements, tools to engage in the process, and ways in which they can support people as the write these challenging statements.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
- Identify the complexities of putting into words the crime committed for the impact statement.
- Demonstrate how to build an impact statement and the importance of identifying each victim/survivor’s independent experience.
- Recognize, from a victim/survivor’s perspective, what the journey is to write a statement, and present it to the courts.
- Describe the usefulness of the statement and how to support a victim/survivor when their statement does not sway the courts.
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