The Victim Impact Panel is an awareness program for offenders convicted of a misdemeanor for driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. 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. The program offers a non-confrontational presentation consisting of crime victims telling their own personal stories of how impaired drivers forever changed their lives.

The Victims Impact Panel is sponsored by the Probation Department’s DWI Enforcement Unit and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in conjunction with the Office of Drug Abuse Prevention and STOP-DWI. A presentation is given by probation officers and is usually preceded or followed by a victim who talks about the tragic events that led to the loss of their loved one.

Participants who have been convicted of alcohol/substance-related offenses and those on probation who have been directed to attend are required to pay $100 to attend, in addition to a nominal vendor processing fee.  It has been determined that these panels have led to a decrease in the recidivism rate of the attendees.

Victim Impact Panels 2024
Presented by the Westchester County Probation Department. Sponsored by the Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MADD Stop-DWI NY.

In-Person Impact Panel meetings will be held during 2024:

  • Thursday, February 8, 2024
  • Thursday, April 11, 2024
  • Thursday, June 13, 2024
  • Thursday, August 15, 2024
  • Thursday, October 10, 2024
  • Thursday, December 5, 2024

All panels are held at the Westchester County Courthouse located at 111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, White Plains, NY. Must pay in advance at the govpaynow website or call 1(888) 604-7888. Use PLC code 7370. Accepted forms of payment are credit, debit or pre-paid debit card. No cash or personal checks will be accepted.

Persons mandated to attend Fee: $100.

Web/Gov$wipe Service Fees
For payment amounts between $75.01 to $100, the fee is $3.75. For payment amounts between $100.01 to $150, the fee is $5.75.

Call Center/Live agent Service Fees
For payment amounts between $75.01 to $100, the fee is $7.75. For payment amounts between $100.01 to $150, the fee is $9.75.

Please note the following rules:

  • No guests allowed
  • Persons attending are to report at 6:15 p.m.
  • No one will be admitted after 7 p.m.
  • All attending must present I.D.
  • When registering on-line please have copy of receipt readily available

For additional information, read the FAQs.