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:

Albany 518-720-8100
Allegany 585-268-5394
Brooklyn 718-871-7433
Broome 607-722-4256
Cattaraugus 716-938-9191 X2264
Cayuga 315-435-3918 (Held in Onondaga)
Chemung 607-737-2060
Chenango 607-778-2423
Clinton 518-565-4779
Cortland 607-753-3311 X120
Delaware 315-349-3477 x260 (Held in Oswego)
Dutchess 845-765-8301 X100
Erie 716-858-6291
Essex 518-565-4779 (Held in Clinton)
Franklin 518- 565-4779 (Held in Clinton)
Fulton 518-481-1648
Genesee 585-815-1874
Hamilton 518-548-6651
Herkimer 315-736-8943 (Held in Oneida)
Jefferson 315-782-8440
Lewis 315-376-5663
Livingston 585-243-7100
Madison 315-366-2418
Monroe 585-753-3000
Nassau 516-571-1917
Niagara 716-439-7085
Oneida 315-736-8943
Onondaga 315-471-1359
Ontario 585-396-4547
Orange 845-294-9000 or 845-294-9090
Orleans 585-815-1874
Oswego 315-349-3477
Otsego 607-432-0061
Putnam 845-225-4646
Queens 718-441-1200
Rensselaer 518-270-2905
Rockland 845-638-5095
St. Lawrence 315-386-2207
Saratoga 518-884-4180
Schenectady 518-386-2225
Schoharie 518-295-2279
Staten Island 718-871-7433
Steuben 607-776-7009
Suffolk 631-854-6561
Sullivan 845-807-0513
Tompkins 607-274-5380
Ulster 845-340-3448
Warren 518-761-3842
Wayne 315-946-7613
Westchester 914-995-8338
Wyoming 585-343-1124 X1874