The DWI Victim Impact Panel (VIP) brings DWI offenders and victims together for a program that has offenders hearing first-hand how a DWI crash impacted the lives of others. At each VIP, two or three volunteer speakers talk to audience members about their experience with a DWI crash. Some panel volunteers had a child killed or a spouse severely injured. The memory of their loved one is honored by volunteering their time to tell and re-tell their story.
The VIP meets the fourth Tuesday of each month promptly at 7:30 pm at Genesee Community College, room T-119 on College Road in Batavia. Pre-registration is required and full payment is expected. The DWI VIP registration form lists panel dates, cost and mailing address (PDF). A Genesee County Sheriff's Deputy is present before and during each DWI VIP to ensure the safety of all panel members and participants.
Prevention Educator Carol Nicometo facilitates the monthly VIP and can be contacted at 585-815-1873or firstname.lastname@example.org.