There are two local options for completing the DUI Victim Impact Panel. You can contact your local health department if you live out-of-county. The first option is through the Whatcom County Health Department. Their VIP is held on the first Monday of every month, from 6:30PM-9:00PM, in the Council Chambers room of the Whatcom County Courthouse. The second option is through Assessment & Treatment Associates. Their VIP is held on the third Saturday of every month, from 12:30PM-2:00PM, at Whatcom Community College. For more information, VIP schedules, and directions for how to sign up, please contact the provider you choose.
Whatcom County Health Department
509 Gerard Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Assessment & Treatment Associates
2219 Rimland Drive, Suite 301, Bellingham, WA 98226
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The Probation Department does not accept money, other than money orders and cashier’s checks for restitution payments. You can pay your Probation fees through the court that oversees your case (i.e. Bellingham Municipal, Whatcom County District Court, etc.). For questions regarding fees and payment plans, please contact the court’s clerk.
You can look for current volunteering opportunities on the Whatcom Volunteer Center’s website at https://www.whatcomvolunteer.org/ or by calling (360) 734-3055 for more information. Once you have found an agency you want to work with, make sure you check with your probation officer and/or the court, to make sure you are approved to complete your hours there.
Community service must be completed in Whatcom County, or the county in which you reside. Community service hours will only be accepted from 501(c)(3) designated, community-based, non-profit agencies. The hours worked must be for the benefit of the community, and not for the individual. Participation in a training program or a school setting does not qualify as community service. The person performing the community service cannot receive compensation of any type, financial or otherwise, for the work performed.
Community Service Hours Log
You can find a list of local agencies that provide alcohol and drug evaluations, under the Treatment Resources section of our site.
You can find a list of local agencies that provide domestic violence evaluations, under the Treatment Resources section of our site.