Victim Impact Panels


Victim Impact Panel (VIP)

The Victim Impact Panel (VIP) is a program for offenders of Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs.  The panels are a non-confrontational presentation given by victims of DUI crashes who speak about the impact the DUI crash has had on their lives.  The  panel presents an often unheard perspective to DUI offenders.  Judges often include the requirement to attend a VIP as part of a sentence, in the hopes that offenders will benefit from learning first hand about the trauma, physical pain, emotional suffering and devastation, financial loss, anger and frustration that DUI victims and family members commonly experience.

A listing of Victim Impact Panels throughout the state of Illinois can be found here.

2015 Victim Impact Panel Schedule:

Adams County

Adams County Courthouse

Courtroom 1A

521 Vermont Street, Quincy, IL 62301, USA (map)

Cook County

Thompson Center

16th floor. Room 503

100 West Randolph Street #503, Chicago, IL 60601, USA (map)

Cook County

Berwyn Police Department

6401 31st Street, Berwyn, IL 60402, USA (map)

Cook County

Maywood Courthouse

Contact Social Service Department to register. Must call to pre-register. (708) 865-6381. $50.00 money order or cashier’s check made out to Social Service Dept. Cook County

1500 Maybrook Drive, Maywood, IL 60153, USA (map)

Cook County

Bridgeview Courthouse

Contact Social Service Department to register. Must call to pre-register. (708) 974-6100. $50.00 money order or cashier’s check made out Social Service Dept. Cook County

10220 South 76th Avenue, Bridgeview, IL 60455, USA (map)

Madison County

Madison County Courthouse

3rd Floor Courtroom

155 North Main Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025, USA (map)

Morgan County

Morgan County Courthouse

300 West State Street, Jacksonville, IL 62650, USA (map)

Sangamon County

Sangamon County Courthouse

Held on the 2nd floor in the county board chambers

200 South 9th Street, Springfield, IL 62701, USA (map)

St. Clair County

St. Clair County Courthouse

St. Clair County Building Board Room 5th Floor

10 Public Square, Belleville, IL 62220, USA (map)

Will County

Provena St. Joseph's Hospital

333 Madison Street, Illinois and Michigan Canal, Joliet, IL 60435, USA (map)