Purpose of the Victim Awareness Program
To assist DUI, habitual traffic, and other offenders in changing their driving behavior patterns. VAP is designed to modify driver behavior through educating and introducing the driver to the realities of how irresponsible driving impacts the community, victims and their families, and the driver's family. COURT ORDERED for DUI, Reckless Drivers (with or without substance involvement), Habitual Traffic Offenders, and others. This course may be taken voluntarily.
Victim Awareness Program Goals:
Provide an additional educational program for DUI, habitual, and other traffic offenders in the county court system. Offer DUI, habitual traffic, and other offenders new approaches to change driving behavior patterns to reduce the impact that collisions, injuries, and deaths have on others.
- Utilizes real life situations to expose students to the consequences of their driving behavior upon the community, through the use of a Victim Impact Panel.
- Provide students with statistical profiles (including national, state, and local data) of the results of their driving behavior upon the community, i.e. costs, accidents, injuries and deaths.
- Through lecture and interactive educational techniques to assist students in identifying improper behavior patterns.
- Provide new methods of behavior awareness to encourage positive driving behavior.