Survivor Impact Panels offer a "Restorative" approach to justice. Those who have been impacted by crime are able to speak out about their experiences which helps empower them to heal and help others. Those who've committed crimes are able to hear how their actions affect others and hopefully learn, through empathy, how to become accountable, prevent further harm and correct their behaviors.
Washington County currently offers two Victim Impact Panels:
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVOR IMPACT PANEL
WHAT: A panel where domestic violence offenders can hear the experiences of survivors.
WHEN: Panel is currently offered on the 3rd Thursday of February, April, June, August, October, and December.
WHERE: Washington County Public Services Building, Auditorium, 155 N First Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124.
TIME: Program begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends by 8:00 p.m. Individuals can begin signing in for the panel at 5:45 p.m.
COST: $20.00 exact CASH ONLY for mandated attendees and those in abuse intervention programs. Attendees are required to sign in with full name and must turn in an evaluation form at the end to receive proof of attendance receipt. *NO GUESTS ALLOWED.
*If you are NOT an offender, but would like to attend this panel, or if you have any questions about the panel, please contact Carrie Banks with the Domestic Violence Safe Dialogue Program at 503-327-5350.
Interested in becoming a DV Panel Speaker? We are currently recruiting panel speakers (partner or adult child survivors) who have been victimized by domestic violence. Please visit our DV SIP Speakers page for more information.
DUII VICTIM IMPACT PANEL
WHAT: A panel where victims impacted by intoxicated driving speak to DUII offenders.
WHEN: Check yearly schedule. Panel is currently offered on the 4th Thursday of each month with the exclusion of November and December.
WHERE: Washington County Public Services Building, 155 N First Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124.
TIME: Program begins at 7:30 p.m. and ends between 9:00 to 9:15 p.m. Individuals can begin signing in for the panel at 6:30 p.m. and are allowed to bring a guest.
COST: $30.00 and can be paid in cash or money order. NO VISA, PERSONAL CHECKS OR DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED. All individuals attending the panel are required to have Photo ID. *NO CHILDREN ALLOWED.
*Please contact Deanna Kemper,503-846-4531, if you have any questions or if you are a victim interested in speaking on this panel.