FAQ

Can I complete a victim impact panel program online?

Because the Oklahoma state statutes require that DUI offenders “attend” a victim impact panel with “live” presenters, Oklahoma courts do not accept online VIP program completion certificates.  Victims’ Impact Panel of Oklahoma, Inc. (VIP), is a court-recognized “live” victim impact panel program serving Oklahoma since 1989 and is in compliance with Title 22 Oklahoma Statutes Section 991a(H)(3).  Victims’ Impact Panel of Oklahoma, Inc., does not provide an online program and is not associated or affiliated with any online program.

I have misplaced my VIP completion certificate . How do I get a replacement for my lost certificate?

  1. You may click on the “Replacement Certificate ” tab on this Web site and follow the directions to pay $25 and receive a new certificate.
  2. Or you may call the main office in Edmond at (405) 216-9556 and make arrangements to pick up your replacement certificate in person at the Edmond office.
  3. Or you may have it mailed to you by mailing a $25 money order to: Victims’ Impact Panel, 247C North Broadway, Edmond, OK 73034, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

How do I find a victims’ impact panel program in my area?

Go to the “Calendar” tab on this Web site or call us at (405) 216-9556.

Do I need an appointment to attend the Victims’ Impact Panel?

No appointment is necessary. Walk-ins are always welcome!

What if I cannot pay?

You are welcome to go ahead and attend the program regardless of your ability to pay. You will be given an envelope at the sign-in table at the program and you may send in your payment when you are able to pay. A certificate of completion will be mailed to you immediately as soon as payment has been received.

Can I pay with cash?

For safety reasons and just as a matter of policy, Victim’s Impact Panel of Oklahoma, Inc. (VIP), can only accept money orders or a bank cashier’s check for the $60 program fee. Your money order or cashier’s check should be made payable to Victims’ Impact Panel of Oklahoma. We also are unable to accept credit cards and/or debit cards.

What can I expect at the Victims’ Impact Panel?

You will sit in an audience with other DUI offenders and listen to a panel of three speakers who will share heart-felt stories in a non-threatening setting about how someone’s choice to drive under the influence has affected their lives and the lives of others. A short video will also accompany the live panel presentation. The program will last approximately 1 1/2 hours. You will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program.

Do I have to attend a program in the same city where I was arrested?

No. Victims’ Impact Panel of Oklahoma, Inc. (VIP), offers victim impact panel programs at 55 locations throughout the state of Oklahoma. You may attend the closest VIP program to you.

Are Victims’ Impact Panel programs offered on the weekend?

Victims’ Impact Panel of Oklahoma, Inc., (VIP), offers several Saturday programs around the state. For more information on where the Saturday VIP programs are offered, go to the “Calendar” tab or call us at (405) 216-9556.

What if I am required to attend a victim impact panel and I do not live in Oklahoma?

If you are outside the state of Oklahoma and unable to attend the Victims’ Impact Panel at one of our locations in Oklahoma, contact your local District Attorney’s Office and ask for contact information for a victim impact panel located in your city and state.

Where does the money collected at Victims’ Impact Panel of Oklahoma, Inc. (VIP), go?

Because Victims’ Impact Panel of Oklahoma, Inc. (VIP), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all monies collected at panels go back into the program to pay expenses incurred in the production of over 55 victim impact panels statewide and into expanding to even more locations.