Incarceration is a shock and impacts not only the offender but family members, friends, and the community at large. The IPM Library addresses some of the typical questions these individuals are faced with from the initial arrest through the trial, sentencing, incarceration and then re-entry. Additionally, we list multiple resources for ministries and families as well as a ministry directory (nationally and on the state level). We also have links for all of the state Department of Corrections and Department of Juvenile Justice for your convenience. I am the victim of a crime. What is available for me?
As a victim, you have probably felt that your voice is not heard or that you are forgotten by the judicial system. Your life has been impacted in a huge way and you probably feel overwhelmed by many powerful emotions. There is hope and help! It is important for you to connect with people who understand what you have been through and the fallout you are currently experiencing–a support group for victims of crime, your pastor, a good therapist, friends and family. Additionally, you may want to check out the resources available for Victims. Let us know how you are doing–we have not forgotten you!