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New Wednesday Daytime Program offered in Ada.

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March 22, 2018

Victims’ Impact Panel of Oklahoma, Inc. (VIP), is pleased to announce the addition of a Wednesday morning VIP program in Ada, Oklahoma.  The Ada VIP program will be offered on the second Wednesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  The program will be held on the 3rd floor in the Law Library of the Pontotoc Count Courthouse, 120 West 13th Street. The seating for this program is limited, please call to schedule an appointment. For more information, call Jo An at (580) 272-9430.

Announcement! VIP Offers Saturday Program in Choctaw

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March 5, 2013

Victims’ Impact Panel of Oklahoma, Inc. (VIP), is pleased to announce a new Victims’ Impact Panel now being offered in Choctaw, OK.  The program will be held on the second Saturday of every month at the Tri-City Youth and Family Center, 14625 NE 23rd Street in Choctaw. Sign-in will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the program will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. noon.  The fee for the program is $60 (money order).  No appointment necessary.  Walk-ins are welcome!  For more information, call (405) 216-9556.

Victims’ Impact Panel of Oklahoma Needs You

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March 19, 2010

The heart and the soul of the Victims’ Impact Panel (VIP) is the speakers!  The Victims’ Impact Panel of Oklahoma would not exist if not for the willingness of broken-hearted people who come in and volunteer their time and energy and share their story on a Victims’ Impact Panel.  VIP strongly believes that a stronger message is received and remembered longer if you aim your message at the heart.  All of our speakers volunteer their time by coming to the hour-and-a-half program and sharing with the audience how drunk driving has affected their life.  Family members come and share what it feels like to lose a precious loved one to such a senseless act – drunk driving!  Law enforcement officers, firemen, and rescue workers come and share what it feels like to work a DUI crash scene.  DUI offenders come and share what it feels like to needlessly take the life of another innocent human being and they talk about that type of grief, regret, and remorse.
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one at the hands of a drunk driver or you have another DUI-related story you would be willing to share at high schools or with DUI offenders, VIP welcomes you!  Please call us so we can tell you how to get involved.  (405) 216-9556.

The heart and the soul of the Victims’ Impact Panel (VIP) is the speakers!  The Victims’ Impact Panel of Oklahoma would not exist if not for the willingness of broken-hearted people who come in and volunteer their time and energy and share their story on a Victims’ Impact Panel.  VIP strongly believes that a stronger message is received and remembered longer if you aim your message at the heart.  All of our speakers volunteer their time by coming to the hour-and-a-half program and sharing with the audience how drunk driving has affected their life.  Family members come and share what it feels like to lose a precious loved one to such a senseless act – drunk driving!  Law enforcement officers, firemen, and rescue workers come and share what it feels like to work a DUI crash scene.  DUI offenders come and share what it feels like to needlessly take the life of another innocent human being and they talk about that type of grief, regret, and remorse.

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one at the hands of a drunk driver or you have another DUI-related story you would be willing to share at high schools or with DUI offenders, VIP welcomes you!  Please call us so we can tell you how to get involved.  (405) 216-9556.

DUI Fatalities Are Widespread

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March 15, 2010

It is not unusual at the end of a Victims’ Impact Panel for two or three people who were sitting in the audience to mention to the speakers that they themselves have also been affected by a drunk driver.  Many people will share their own personal story about a friend or loved one that was killed by someone’s choice to drink and drive.  One lady commented, “I’ve made a few wrong choices in my life but never injured anyone nor did I get caught.  I was one of the lucky ones.  I do know of a young lady that was killed in a car accident recently.  I was at the same bar she was at and she was the last person I talked to that night.  She never made it home.  I did.”

It is not unusual at the end of a Victims’ Impact Panel for two or three people who were sitting in the audience to mention to the speakers that they themselves have also been affected by a drunk driver.  Many people will share their own personal story about a friend or loved one that was killed by someone’s choice to drink and drive.  One lady commented, “I’ve made a few wrong choices in my life but never injured anyone nor did I get caught.  I was one of the lucky ones.  I do know of a young lady that was killed in a car accident recently.  I was at the same bar she was at and she was the last person I talked to that night.  She never made it home.  I did.”

Stigler

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March 11, 2010

The program will be held at the Kiamichi Tech Center, 1410 Old Military Road (behind Chevy dealership), Stigler, OK  74462.  Sign-in will begin at 7:00 p.m.  The program will be held from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  The cost for the program is a $60 money order (made payable to Victims Impact Panel).  No appointment necessary.  Walk-ins are welcome!  For more information, call (918) 960-3001.

Parents’ Response to Victims’ Impact Panel Programs

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March 5, 2010

Many times a parent will attend a Victims’ Impact Panel with their son or daughter who has received a DUI and is court-ordered to attend a program.  The following is a comment from a parent who attended with her son:  “I would like to say that I commend each and every one of you for sharing your stories.  It is a good eye-opener for everyone.  I am here with my son and hope and pray that he makes a safer choice the next time, if there is a next time.  I am a nurse and all I can think of is the bad that could have happened.  Thank you so much for your stories.  God bless.”

Many times a parent will attend a Victims’ Impact Panel with their son or daughter who has received a DUI and is court-ordered to attend a program.  The following is a comment from a parent who attended with her son:  “I would like to say that I commend each and every one of you for sharing your stories.  It is a good eye-opener for everyone.  I am here with my son and hope and pray that he makes a safer choice the next time, if there is a next time.  I am a nurse and all I can think of is the bad that could have happened.  Thank you so much for your stories.  God bless.”