As a result of an alcohol-related criminal offense (usually a DUI), an individual may be required, by the court judge, to attend a Victim Impact Panel (VIP) presentation. These sessions involve actual victims of impaired drivers telling how the illegal conduct has impacted their lives. Whether it is the recounting of the experience of losing a parent, explaining the emotional stress involved in handling the medical aftermath, or relating the experiences in dealing daily with having lost a child in this senseless way, the stories are compelling, emotional and have a real impact.

Safe Communities Coalition of the Red River Valley provides a monthly presentation of the Victim Impact Panel . To meet the presenters or to inquire about attending a session of the VIP, please consult the Safe Communities Coalition of the Red River Valley website.