What is a victim personal statement?
A victim personal statement (VPS) allows you to say, in your own words, how a crime has affected or continues to affect you. The VPS relates to a specific offence committed by a particular individual and is used when a case goes to court and there is a conviction.
Information about making a VPS
If a decision is taken to prosecute someone for the crime the Public Prosecution Service will write to you if you are a victim or a bereaved family member or representative (where they are known), telling you about the decision to prosecute and enclosing a leaflet on the VPS.
You should contact Victim Support NI, NSPCC Young Witness Service (if the victim is a young person) or your Police Family Liaison Officer (if you are a bereaved family member) who can advise you on making a VPS and help you complete the statement.