Who We are
Victims Impact Panel of Oklahoma, Inc. (VIP), is a powerful program aimed at combating drunk driving and driving under the influence of drugs. This program offers a unique perspective to the impaired driver, presenting in a very personal way the far-reaching effects of the choice to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Do you need to go to a Victims Impact Panel?
Victims Impact Panel of Oklahoma, Inc. (VIP), is the original and court-recognized victim impact panel serving Oklahoma since 1989 and conducts its programs in compliance with Title 22 Oklahoma Statutes Section 991a(H)(3).
To find a VIP program in your area, click on the “Calendar” tab where you will find a monthly calendar that will show you when and where all VIP programs will be held throughout the state. Or call (405) 216-9556 or (918) 960-3001 for a complete listing of all VIP programs and to have any other questions answered.
What People are Saying
“The moving stories of the people on the panel have caused me to re-evaluate my own behavior and to realize that receiving the DUI was a far luckier event than I thought.”
“I felt compassion for the panelists. They gripped my heart and made me think about the alternatives I have to drinking and driving. I was sad for all of the painful energy that was flowing around only three people.”
“I felt very sorry for the panel members and at the same time thankful that they had the courage to share their experience in order to make a difference in someone else’s life. I believe they helped me.”
“Thanks for relating so well with us. I’m sure all of these loved ones you’ve lost are proud. Thanks again, and never give up. You’ve just touched a lot of lives . . . and who knows, maybe just saved one.” – a student
“As a teacher, I believe this panel is having a profound impact on young people’s lives. Thank you all for your time and sacrifice.” – a teacher from Allen High School
“I got wonderful comments from students and teachers. This is the most effective program I have found.” – high school administrator
“This was the greatest program on kids drinking and driving I have seen in 16 years of education.” – high school administrator
“It’s the faces of the children that I can’t get out of my mind.”
– Bill, retired fire fighter
“The good news was that our 19-year old daughter died instantly.”
– Mother of Cyndi.
“I do this because I’m trying to make a difference – making something negative into a positive.”
– Jeff, who killed someone drinking and driving and served a 15-year prison sentence for the crime.
Make a Donation to VIP
Donations allow us to update school equipment and supplies (projectors, other audio-visual equipment, posters, forms, etc.); produce new videos; show appreciation to our volunteer speakers at a speaker appreciation dinner; and expand the program to even more locations in an effort to combat impaired driving.
If you have already attended our VIP program but have misplaced or lost your Certificate of Completion, VIP will replace your certificate for a fee of $25. To order a replacement certificate online through PayPal, you must provide us with your name, date of birth, and location and approximate date of program you attended. Or you may contact our main office at (405) 216-9556 for assistance.