Friday, November 1, 2013

Victim Impact Panel Program beginning November 9, 2013

Envision Counseling Associates, LLC is offering a Victim Impact Panel Program beginning November 09, 2013.



Along with the ADSAC (DUI) assessment and ADSAC courses most people with a DUI are required or recommended to attend a Victim Impact Panel Program to complete their court or treatment requirements.

Recent changes to the Oklahoma Statutes (22 O.S. 2011, Section 991a.H.3.) which apply to victim impact panel programs result in changes to where these programs can be presented.  Agencies and individuals that provide ADSAC assessments are no longer allowed to offer victim impact panel programs effective today.  I am not sure why the changes were suggested and approved but they greatly reduced opportunities to attend the program in Cleveland County.

The program lasts about 2 hours and includes at least one person who will share their personal story with participants about how alcohol, drug abuse and the illegal conduct of others impacted their life. Speakers relate their personal experiences and how substance abuse affected them. A victims impact panel program is intended to be attended by persons who have committed the offense of driving, operating or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substance.  Some courts will also require an individual to attend the program because of other criminal charges.


We are working with the Norman Chapter of Parents Helping Parents to identify speakers for the program.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to this organization for each time they speak at one of the programs. If you are interested in attending or speaking at one of the programs please contact us at 405-698-1762 or register@EnvisionCounselingOK.com.  Additional information is also available at www.EnvisionOK.com.  The program is designed in accordance with 22 O.S. 2011, Section 991a.H.3.

Seating is limited. Preregisteration at www.EnvisionOK.com is required or call 405-698-1762.

Note: In accordance with 22 O.S. 2011, Section 991a.H.3. Envision Counseling Associates, LLC does not offer ADSAC assessments or ADSAC Courses.

Correction: I originally stated "Agencies and individuals that provide ADSAC assessments and courses are no longer allowed to offer victim impact panel programs effective today." this is incorrect.  The Statute change only applies to Individuals and Agencies providing ADSAC assessments.

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