Victim Impact Panels

The Victim Impact Panel Program

"Helping juveniles understand the impact of their actions"

The Victim Impact Panel is a program offered by the Center for Dispute Resolution at Missouri State University in partnership with the Greene County Juvenile Office. The purpose of this program is to provide a safe, appropriate environment where people who have been impacted by crime and young people who have committed offenses can talk about the impact of crime.

Juvenile Victim Impact Panels are meaningful ways for juvenile offenders to learn how their actions affect not only their victims, but their friends, family, and community. The juvenile offenders meet with surrogate victims of similar offenses to hear that person's story of how the crime impacted their life. The juveniles engage in the panel asking questions and are required to write an essay on their experience. For common questions asked about this program please refer below to The VIP Program Brochure.

Dates of Victim Impact Panels for 2012-2013

July 10-11, 2012
September 4-5, 2012
November 13-14, 2012
January 22-23, 2013
March 5-6, 2013
May 7-8, 2013


Thanks to the Center for Dispute Resolution and our great volunteers, our Victim Impact Panel Program is expanding! Now throughout the year panels are being held in the Greene County Juvenile Detention Facility. Doug Davis and Drew Rogers present and facilitate directly to the detained youth in detention to give them a much needed look at how their offenses affect their victims. This is a great restorative justice program being made available to our detained youth.

Doug and Drew Doug Davis (left), volunteer Victim-Presenter and Drew Rogers (right), VIP Program Facilitator - briefing the victim presenters for the evening's program

Become a trained Volunteer Mediator!

For more information on becoming a trained Victim-Offender Mediation Volunteer or to or to learn more about the program, please contact the Center for Dispute Resolution at Missouri State University, or Mandi Franck at the Greene County Juvenile Office.

CDR logo Center for Dispute Resolution
(417) 836-8831

Mandi Franck
Victim/Witness Coordinator
(417) 829-6124