In 2006, the Office of Adult Court Services introduced the Victim Impact Panel program to Fauquier County. The program serves 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 been directly affected by those who have driven under the influence. The majority of audience members have been ordered by the court to attend the panel as a result of a DWI conviction or related charge. To date, over 3,000 people have successfully completed the Victim Impact Panel Program.
In conjunction with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.), the panels are 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.