What is a Victim Impact Panel?
The Victim Impact Panel (VIP) is a court ordered program for those persons sentenced for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Impaired drivers are given the opportunity to learn from their misjudgment and be given an insight of the long lasting and long-term affects that victims and survivors of DUI/DWI experience and share in a panel discussion. These panels have been effective in providing empathy and understanding of the tragedy of DUI/DWI that affects the lives of so many people. From the feedback we receive from our students, Victim Impact Panels have made a tremendous impression that helps change their thinking and behavior when it comes to impaired driving. We invite you to share this online panel with friends and family.