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and witnesses of crime are emotionally affected by the experience.
Although everyone reacts differently, these behaviors may be
common to all:
concern for personal safety and that of family members. You
may be more cautious.
concentrating on the job.
handling everyday problems, or feeling overwhelmed.
over the circumstances of the crime again and again, and
thinking about what might have gone differently.
from financial loss.
All of these
problems are normal and may decrease with time. Talking with
a Postal Inspector or your victim/witness coordinator may assist
in your recovery. If a defendant pleads guilty or is found
guilty, you may, before sentencing, submit an Impact Statement
describing the emotional, physical, and financial effects of
the crime on your life and the lives of family members. Your
victim/witness coordinator can assist you in preparing the
statement, if appropriate.
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