EARLY SPRING A YEAR OR SO AGO I WAS ASSAULTED IN THE WORST WAY YOU COULD IMAGINE BY MY CAPANION. DEAR OFFENDER YOUR CARELESS,SELFLESS,IMPULSIVE,ACTIONS HAS DESTROUED MY SOUL…YOU’VE DEVASTATED ME. MY LIFE WAS TOUCH AND GO. FOR WHAT? I’M FIGHTING FOR MY LIFE,MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE FIGHTING FOR ME AS WELL. I WENT THROUGH EXCURUSATING PAIN NOONE COULD EVEN IMAGINE. THE PAIN,STRESS,AND THE EMOTIONS DAMN NEAR KILLED ME..I’M HELPLESS AND NOT EVEN KNOWING THAT I WAS PUT INTO A MEDICATED COMA FOR A FEW DAY THE PAIN WAS UNBEARABLE..FOR WHAT? THE STRAIN IT PUTS ON A HEART PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY THE OFFENDER WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND IT TO THE FULLIEST. YOU DIDN’T ONLY HURT ME YOU HURT MY WORLD MEANING ANY1 WHO LOVES ME OR WHOM LOVED ME.I HAVE PANIC ATTACKS THINKING WHAT IF…. WHAT IF MY CHILD HAD TO BURY ME WHAT IF MY MOM LOST ME HER BESTFRIEND AND DAUGHTER. WHO WOULD PICK UP THE PEACES. I GAVE YOU MY WORLD AND MY DREAMS GOALS THE WHOLE NINE YARDS,A LIFE TIME OF DREAMS AND GOALS CRUSHED DEVASTED IN MINUTES. YOU KNOW I HAVE NIGHTMARES PHOBIAS THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME SO INDESIVE. I’M 2ND GUSESSING EVER1 AND THING. I HAVE TO RELY ON SOME1 ELSE TO SHELTER MY CHILD AND ME.WHEN I’VE ALWAYS BEEN SELF-SUFFIENT..I STRUGGLE WITH MY APPEARENCE ON A DAILY BASIS WHEN I WAS ALWAYS SURE OF MYSELF, BUT ITS A PROCESS. I THANK GOD I’M A STRONG DEDICATED AND ADETERMINE BLACK QUEEN I KNOW AND THE FEELING WILL COMEBACK. WHAT REALLY HURTS ME IS THE PAIN MY CHILD HAD TO FACE AT SCHOOL MALLS KIDS ARE CRUEL AN SHE DIDN’T HAVE THE ANSWERS AND HER MOTHER DID’NT EITHER. SO CAN YOU ANSWER WHY ME NO EXCUSES ONLY FACTS. WORDS CAN NEVER REALLY DESCRIDE THE AGONY YOU AND YOUR BEHAVIORS CAUSED A COMMITTEE.

MRS INNOCENT VICTIM

Editor’s note:

The Community Justice Center believes the key to unlocking the problems with our justice system is restoring control and voices to victims. A victim tends to get lost in the shuffle of police, lawyers, judges and court rooms. Their questions don’t get answered and their story becomes nothing but yesterday’s crime.

Offenders become nothing but criminals doing time on holiday. Most never take full responsibility for the damage they have done. They don’t get a chance to feel the victim’s pain and try to make amends, even if that is all they can do. The victim has the key to getting across to offenders. Offenders need to understand the extreme gravity of the harm they put upon the victim and the community.

A major part of the Community Justice Center (CJC) is elevating victims voices so they are heard all while restoring a clear sense of control back. Through CJC victims begin the healing process and offenders know true accountability while learning about the true harm they caused real individuals and communities because of their actions. Share your comments and impact stories.

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