Victim Impact Program(VIP)

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Joni Martin / 564.397.4528

A meaningful response that addresses the needs of those harmed by juvenile offenders is a high priority of the Juvenile Court. Too often victims feel forgotten and poorly served by the justice system. Working in a balanced and restorative way means meeting the needs of victims is as important as the mandate to work with offenders. Acknowledgement of the harm done and basic information about the justice system and how the offender is being held accountable are issues victims most commonly identify as areas where the justice system fails them.