VICTIM-SURVIVOR PROGRAMS

There are a multitude of programs available for victim-survivors to take advantage of that allow them the opportunity to express their feelings in whichever way they see fit. Whether you would like to share you stance on your offender's pardon or parole status, or would like to explore another part of your healing process, LaVO can help facilitate whichever program you'd like in a trauma-informed and nonjudgmental environment. If you would like to know more about any of these programs, please click for more info below, or call us at 225.342.1570

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VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT

A victim impact statement is a written or oral statement made as part of the judicial legal process, which allows crime victims the opportunity to speak during the sentencing of the convicted person or at subsequent parole hearings.

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ACCOUNTABILITY LETTER

An accountability letter is a letter written by an offender to the victim(s) of the crime(s) for which the offender has been sentenced accepting responsibility for the crime, acknowledging the harm caused to the victim, and expressing regret for that harm.

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VICTIM-OFFENDER DIALOGUE

Victim-Offender Dialogue (VOD) is a series of facilitated communication between victims and offenders, conducted in safe and secure conditions, where parties can express their feelings and needs, talk about issues related to the harm caused by crime, and possibly have a face-to face meeting with the person who committed the crime.