Deschutes County District Attorney's

DUII Victim Impact Panel

 

What is it?

The DUII Victim Impact Panel is a two hour presentation facilitated by the Victims’ Assistance Program where presenters talk about the impacts of impaired driving.

Presenters include;
Victim(s) of DUII crashes
Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel - discussing Oregon law and the consequences (no questions regarding your case in particular will be permitted and no legal advice will be given)
A Law Enforcement official - discussing their role pertaining to impaired drivers and community safety.

 

Why is it offered?

The panel was formed to influence offenders to make different choices about driving if they are impaired.

 

Who is required to attend?

Defendants charged with DUII who are convicted or enter into a diversion agreement are required to attend.  Guests can attend if there is room and are subject to the same rules as those required to attend. No one under the age of 14 may attend.

 

When is it?

The program is held on the last Wednesday of every month from 6-8 PM (changes may be made to the schedule due to holidays, please see the schedule linked below). Doors close at 6 PM and no late entry will be permitted. If you leave during the presentation you will not be allowed to return and will be required to complete the class at a later date.

View 2017 Schedule

 

How much is it and where do I register?

The cost is $40. Only cash or money order is accepted for payment. You must register at the District Attorney’s Office (1164 NW Bond Street Bend, OR 97703) prior to the panel. You cannot register or pay at the time of the panel, pre-registration is required.

 

Where is the presentation located?

You will receive a full packet of information including the location of the panel when you pre-register at the District Attorney's Office (the panel is held less than a quarter of a mile from the District Attorney's Office)

 

Additional Rules:

  • No cell phones or other electronics are permitted
  • No smoking
  • Anyone who has been consuming alcohol, is under the influence or is being disruptive will be asked to leave
  • No food or drink is provided at the panel and due to building security no restroom breaks will be provided (exceptions can be made for medical reasons)

Proof of attendance will be provided at the end of the panel. You are responsible for proving proof of attendance (your certificate) and proof of payment (your receipt) to the appropriate entity (usually your treatment provider, the courts or your probation officer)

 

What do I do if I've lost my certificate/receipt?

If you have lost your certificate of completion and/or your receipt for payment you will need to bring $5 in cash or money order to the District Attorney's Office and order a copy.  It is advised that you call ahead of time to request these documents that way we can ensure they are ready for pick-up.

If you have additional questions please call Kaeli - Victim Impact Panel Coordinator at (541) 617-4731 or the District Attorney's Office reception at (541) 388-6520.