Victim Impact Panels
The DUI Victim Impact Panel Program is an awareness program for offenders convicted of misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The panels consist of a non-confrontational presentation consisting of crime victims telling their own personal stories of how impaired drivers forever changed their lives. The panel presents a unique perspective to the offender that is often overlooked or simply cannot be taught by the courts and the DUI offender schools.
The program was created with one purpose in mind: to show offenders first-hand about the trauma, physical pain, emotional suffering and devastation, financial loss, anger and frustration that is commonly experienced by innocent victims and their family members resulting from a DUI-related crash.
If you have been court ordered to attend a Victim Impact Panel, please contact your local MADD office to find out dates, times, and other details about panels in your area.
MADD-NY (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) participates in Victim Impact Panels across the state. Most panels are sponsored in cooperation with the County, Probation Departments, or STOP-DWI Departments.
If you are court-mandated to attend a Victim Impact Panel, please call the applicable numbers listed below: