2 hours long, 1 day class.
The Victim Impact Panel is a tool to let drunk drivers and potential drunk drivers hear what happens to the victims of drunk driving crashes.
A panel is selected of several victims to speak briefly about the
drunk driving crashes in which they are injured or in which someone was
killed and what it has meant to them. They do not blame or judge those
who attend the panel. They simply tell their stories to show how their
lives and families have been affected by the crash.
There is no interaction between the victims and the offenders during the panel presentation. Question and answer periods will follow. Educational information will be distributed and an evaluation will be taken at the end of the session.
This 2 hour panel is designed to coordinate with other alcohol-related traffic offender programs to help the offender understand how the choices he/she makes impacts the victims' families as well as their own.