Video Gallery: Victims/Survivors
Watch testimonials from victims/survivors about their decisions to participate in the parole process, their experiences at the hearing, their advice for other victims/survivors, and their thoughts on honoring their loved ones.
Victims/survivors have different perspectives on the parole hearing process. The opinions shared here by each victim/survivor are their own, and are not intended to represent the views of PJW, the Board, or other victims/survivors.
Any victim/survivor wishing to share their story may do so here.
Deciding Whether to Participate
Kathleen: "“I have always taken every opportunity to witness to the community…but to also be Ian's mom…”
Kyla: “Were the victims harmed? Of course they were harmed. The victim doesn't have to show up for that to be known and understood…”
Preparing to Participate
Knowing What to Expect
Victim Impact Statements
Kathleen: “It was very important for me that people hear my side, even if it didn't…make a difference on the outcome…”
Frances: “I was expected by my family to read this horrible, very damning statement… but I was torn, I didn't want to…”
Attending the Hearing
Honoring Loved Ones
Watch victims/survivors share thoughts honoring their loved ones.
Watch victims/survivors share more fully about their personal journeys.
Share Your Story.
We will continue to add to this Video Gallery as more people share their stories with us.
We welcome any victim/survivor to share their story with our community.