Westchester County Virtual Victim Impact Panel 2022 FAQ’s

Q: Is there a cost to attend a Westchester County Victim Impact Panel?
A: Yes. The fee is $100.00. You must use a credit card and all payments will have to be made online at govpaynow.com using the code PLC# 7370.

Q: How long does the panel last?
A: Log in begins at 6:30 p.m.; program starts at 7 p.m. Panels routinely last approximately one hour and 30 minutes.

Q: When will I receive the link to the meeting?
A: The link to the meeting will be sent no later than one business day before the scheduled program. Please check your Spam if not received in your regular email inbox.

Q: What are the rules while attending?
Read the bulleted list below.

  • Web Camera must remain on and your face must be visible and illuminated through the entire presentation
  • This is a classroom setup. TV’s and radios should be off and other distractions avoided.
  • First and last name of participant visible (name used for registration and to be placed on certificate)
  • Must remain muted at all times
  • Do not share your screen or you will be removed from program without certificate
  • Chat box must remain open at all times as officers will be checking in randomly with individuals

Q: When will I receive my certificate?
A: A certificate of completion will be sent to your given email address within 5 business days of completing the panel. Please check your Spam if not received in your regular email inbox.

Q: Can I pay online or by phone?
A: Yes. Telephone/online payments can be made at govpaynow.com or by calling (888) 604-7888 and pay the required fee using PLC# 7370.

Q: How do I verify to the Court that I attended?
A: You will receive a certificate of completion by email within five business days of the event.

Q: What happens if I lose my certificate?
A: If you lose your certificate you must attend another victim impact panel and pay the fee again. There are no exceptions.

Q: What if I don’t have the money, can I still attend the panel?
A: No. The fee must be paid in full, and partial payments are not accepted.

Victim Impact Panels in Westchester County are sponsored by the Westchester County Probation Department, the Westchester County STOP DWI Program, and the Westchester County Chapter of Mothers against Drunk Driving

DWI is a serious crime. Please don’t drink and drive.