In 2006, the Office of Adult Court Services introduced Victim Impact Panels to Fauquier County. Already being conducted in surrounding localities, Victim Impact Panels serve as a powerful reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving. The panels are comprised of victims of alcohol-related crashes who give firsthand accounts of how drinking and driving has changed their lives. Panel speakers have either lost loved ones in alcohol-related crashes or have been directly involved in one themselves. The majority of audience members have been convicted of driving under the influence or other alcohol-related charges and have been ordered by the court to attend the panel. To date, over 1,000 people have successfully completed the Victim Impact Panel Program.
In conjunction with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.), the panels will be held on a quarterly basis for anyone who would like to attend.
For more information about the Victim Impact Panel, please contact the Office of Adult Court Services at 540-422-8080.