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The Role of Victim Assistance Providers in Victim Impact Programs Expert Q&A

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Victim impact programs are designed to foster empathy from offenders about how their actions harmed others. Correctional and probation employees often facilitate the programs to help guide offenders through various crime types and learn the potential impact each offense may have on victims.

By understanding the impact of crime on victims, victims’ families, and communities, offenders can develop strategies to avoid repeating their criminal behaviors.

In this session, participants will learn about victim impact programs and how best to implement them in young offender and adult institutions.

Date Created: May 15, 2023