The online meetings are being presented with the GoToMeeting platform, which is very similar to Zoom. Registered individuals will be sent a link to access the meeting. After the online presentation, attendees are required to complete a brief online survey to demonstrate that they attended the meeting. Certificates of attendance are sent to all attendees who complete and submit surveys. You can register online or by calling 360-778-6002.
The Victim Impact Panel (VIP) was created to reduce DUI (driving under the influence) injuries and fatalities in Whatcom County. Speakers share personal stories about how a DUI impacted them, either personally or through the loss or injury of a loved one. The VIP has a history of providing a powerful voice about the consequences of impaired driving. The panel exposes honest realities of impaired driving and creates appreciation for the seriousness of driving while impaired.
VIP speakers deliver panels on Monday evenings every 4-5 weeks (see schedule below). Panels consist of 2 or 3 speakers who, in a non-accusatory manner, describe the emotional, social, financial, and/or other effects a DUI has caused in their lives.
The Whatcom County Health Department is always looking for new panelists. If you have been impacted by a DUI and are interested in speaking on the panel, please contact the panel coordinator at 360-778-6049.
July 12, 2021 - Register by PHONE ONLY (360-778-6002)
August 16, 2021 - Registration Open (online or phone)
September 20, 2021
October 25, 2021
November 29, 2021
December 20, 2021
Language interpretation services are available at no cost, but you must call 360-778-6049 at least one week before the panel to make arrangements for an interpreter.
To receive a certificate of attendance, attendees must pay and register before attending. Online registration is available until the Friday before the panel.
Guests and the general public are welcome to attend free of charge, although the material may be unsuitable for children.
For more information, contact the panel coordinator:
Chris D'Onofrio Victim Impact Panel Coordinator
Having trouble registering online?
Register by phone Monday-Friday from 8:30a-4:30p by calling 360-778-6002.
Have questions or comments for the panel coordinator?