A Victim Impact Panel is to teach about the devastating effects of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and to encourage offenders to rethink their future decisions. It is used to educate DUI offenders that the consequences of their actions can be both deadly and emotionally damaging to victims and their family members.
The Judges of Cobb County State Court also order defendants who have been convicted of other alcohol and drug related crimes to attend this panel because of the valuable information that is presented.
MADD originally established this program. Other organizations and counseling facilities have branched off with new Victim Impact Panels. You can go to any Victim Impact Panels as long as it is in person.
The Victim Impact Panel can not be completed online. You will not get credit for an online panel.