At a Victim Impact Panel (VIP) you’ll hear powerful, personal stories from people whose lives have been affected by a DUI. Community members will share the realities of what impaired driving does to individuals, families, and communities.
Victim Impact Panels were created to reduce injuries and fatalities that result from DUIs. At each VIP, 2 to 3 panelists share personal stories about the emotional, social, and financial effects of impaired driving.
Guests and the general public are welcome to attend the panel free of charge. Some material may not be suitable for young children.
We are always seeking new panelists. Panelists share personal stories about how a DUI impacted them, either personally or through the loss or injury of a loved one. The purpose of the panel is to show how impaired driving has affected your life, and help others personalize the consequences of impaired driving. If you have been impacted by a DUI and are interested in speaking on the panel, please contact the panel coordinator at (360) 778-6002.
You can register online, in person or by phone. Your registration is not complete without payment. The cost is $50.00 for adults 18 and older and $20.00 for youth 17 and younger.
We provide free language interpretation services for VIP. If you’d like interpretation, call us at (360) 778-6002 a week before the panel to request the service.
Contact us no later than 4pm the day of the panel if you need to reschedule or receive a refund of your registration fee. You cannot receive a refund or reschedule after the panel. We can reschedule or refund if:
To receive an attendance certificate, you must pay and register before attending.
You will receive your attendance certificate after you attend the panel. It will be your responsibility to provide your certificate to your attorney, probation officer, or court official.