Welcome to the Linn County Victim Impact Panel website. This site has been developed to answer your questions about the LCVIP.
The Linn County Victim Impact Panel exists to educate people convicted of DUII or other related offences how tragic impaired driving may be. After conviction, a Judge imposes a jail term, a fine, or gives the individual conditions to be followed. One of the conditions given is that the individual be required to attend the DUII Victim Impact Panel.
The panel consists of members of our community who have experienced loss due to a DUII. This includes severe injury or the loss of a loved one. Each speaker gives a 15-20 min. presentation of how an impaired driver has impacted their life and the lives of their families. Law enforcement officers as well as a trauma nurse are also speakers on the panel. Their presentation graphically displays the consequences of poor decision making. The panel lasts for two hours.
There is a $50.00 entry fee that funds the panel. The excess fees are generally used to provide grants to local police agencies in Linn County for equipment to help monitor our streets and keep them safe. Last year the LCVIP was able to purchase video equipment for police vehicles.
If you have been ordered to attend the Linn County Victim Impact Panel please explore the links to the left for information on how to attend.