Your recording is treated like the written statement it represents. Both your written and recorded statement must be sent to the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) at least 30 days before the hearing. Once received, a PBC staff member will contact you to explain the hearing process. Your written statement is then provided to Board members and the offender before the hearing. At the hearing, your recording will be played for everyone in attendance.
Keep in mind: PBC hearings are open to observers. Other registered victims, observers or media, as well as the offender, will see or hear your recorded statement. Positioning of the video monitor will vary according to the set up of the hearing room. If you have concerns about the offender seeing your video, discuss this with the PBC well before the hearing. Although Board members have final say on what happens at a hearing, accommodations may be possible.
For more information on how your information is used by PBC, please see Victims - Providing Information.
For more information about the hearing process, please watch the Victim Services video on the Parole Board of Canada's website.