DUI Victim Impact Panel in Tampa

Once each month on a Monday night, nearly 200 people report to a room at the Falkenburg Road Jail at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to complete a victim impact panel. The panel is hosted by Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

The victim impact panel can be required as a condition of DUI probation. In fact, many of the judges in Hillsborough County will require attendance at the Victim Impact Panel as a condition of probation, especially if the DUI conviction involves injury or property damage. In some cases, the judge might even require the DUI VIP if the case is reduced to reckless driving.

The Victim Impact Panel in Tampa is hosted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The purpose of the panel is to educate those recently arrested for DUI about how the offense impacts others. At the panel, the victims of DUI tell their gut-wrenching stories of loss and tragedy.

The Victim Impact Penel is a court ordered program.  If you are interested in attending a Victim Impact Panel and have not been court ordered you may be admitted, space permitting, but you will not receive proof of attendance.

The MADD DUI Victim Impact Panel prohibits drinking or drug use prior to attending. All attendees may be subject to alcohol testing. A positive alcohol test may cause a violation of probation. Anyone suspected of being under the influence will be denied admission to the program.  Law enforcement will be present.

Victim Impact Panel for Hillsborough County – Visit the Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) website to learn more about the DUI Victim Impact panels conducted at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office – Falkenburg Road Jail Assembly Room. The panel is held in the building at the north end of the jail.

Panel Day: Monday
Registration Time: 6:00pm
Panel Start Time: 6:30pm
Panel End Time: 8:30pm


520 North Falkenburg Road
Tampa, FL 33619

The upcoming dates and times for the panel are:

  • Monday, January 25, 2016
  • Monday, February 15, 2016
  • Monday, March 21, 2016
  • Monday, April 18, 2016
  • Monday, May 16, 2016
  • Monday, June 20, 2016
  • Monday, July 18, 2016
  • Monday, August 15, 2016
  • Monday, September 19, 2016
  • Monday, October 17, 2016
  • Monday, November 21, 2016
  • Monday, December 19, 2016

To participate in the panel and receive credit for attending you must bring:

  1. photo identification;
  2. a court order or paperwork for probation MUST be presented;
  3. A registration fee of $40.00 paid via a Money Order or Bank Cashier’s Check ONLY Payable to MADD ( no cash is accepted).

Individuals on probation for DUI in Hillsborough County must register with your probation officer. For individuals on probation for DUI outside of Hillsborough County or with the DOC please call MADD office to register (813.273.6233 ext. 7296).

No children are allowed.  No food, beverages, cell phones, or other electronic devices permitted. Cell phone use or texting will be cause for dismissal from this program.

For more information please download printable information on the 2015 DUI Victim Impact Panels in Hillsborough County.

Additional questions can be directed to westcentral.fl@madd.org or call MADD at 813.273.6233 ext. 7296 for more information.

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