Westchester County

Contact
Patricia McCarthy Tomassi
Address

112 East Post Road, Third Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
United States

Phone
(914) 995-4117
Fax
914-995-3894

Victim Impact Panels 2022                         Click for "VIP frequently asked questions"

 

Virtual Victim Impact Panels 2022

 

Sponsored by:

The Westchester County Probation Department

The Westchester County STOP DWI Program

The Westchester County Chapter of Mothers against Drunk Driving.

 

They are every 3rd Thursday of the month for English speaking panels

                   Every 4th Thursday of the month for Spanish speaking panels

 

            The dates for English are:                                        The dates for Spanish are:

                        February 17                                               February 24

                   April 21                                                      April 28                                  

                   June 23                                                       June 30

                   August 18                                                   August 25

                   October 20                                                 October 27

                   December 8 (Due to holidays)                    December 15

 

   All panels at this time are VIRTUAL. You will be sent a link the week of the scheduled program. The sign up link is https://www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/plc/7370. Use PLC code 7370

 

Fees:               Persons mandated to attend            $100.00

 

    Please note the following rules:

  • Web Camera must remain on and your face must be visible and illuminated through the entire presentation
  • This is a classroom setup. TV’s & radios should be off and other distractions avoided
  • First and Last Name of participant visible (name used for registration and to be placed on certificate)
  • Must remain muted at all times
  • Do not share your screen or you will be removed from program without certificate
  • Chat box must remain open at all times as officers will be checking in randomly with individuals

Pay IN ADVANCE online using code PLC 7370

          

https://www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/plc/7370 or 1(888) 604-7888

Pay Location Code (PLC #) VIP FEES, PLC # 7370

 

For additional information - https://probation.westchestergov.com/dwi/vip


 

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Congratulations to Patricia McCarthy Tomassi, the awesome director of our Office of Drug Abuse Prevention & STOP-DWI. Pat recently received recognition from the New York State STOP-DWI Coordinators Association, which awarded her its prestigious Sen. William T. Smith Award. 

 

In her role as the County’s STOP-DWI coordinator, Pat is a tireless advocate for combatting and curbing drunken and impaired driving. Her office helps fund police training and DWI-related enforcement by the County Police as well as many municipal police departments. In addition, her office works on numerous public education initiatives, including with Westchester’s youngest and newest drivers, to drive home the dangers of getting behind the wheel while impaired by drugs or alcohol.

 

We congratulate Pat on this well-deserved recognition and thank her for everything she does to make Westchester safer for all of us!


Red Zone” is the first 8-10 weeks on any college campus where students are at highest risk of assault, injury or overdose.

Stop DWI is part of a series of events for Red Zone Prevention at SUNY and marked with a pledge to keep each student and their peers safe. 


The Westchester County Public Safety Driving Simulator System helps to demonstrate how weather, road conditions, night driving and alcohol or drug use can affect a driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.  The Simulator is brought not only to local schools for various assemblies and events but also to community events.  On a recent National Night Out, the Simulator was one of the key exhibits to show the community about the dangers of drunk and impaired driving.  Simulator%202021.jpg


 Westchester Office of Drug Abuse Prevention & STOP-DWI in conjunction with the Westchester Coalition for Drug & Alcohol Free Youth sponsored a two day DITEP (Drug Identification Training for Education Professionals) for 24 Westchester County middle and high school  resource officers,  nurses and health care workers at Student Assistance Services Conference in Tarrytown.   DITEP Instructor, Doug Paquette, a NY State Trooper and  Coordinator-Impaired Driving Enforcement Programs, conducted the training.  Continuing Education credits were issued. 

WESTCHESTER COALITION INFORMATION:

As part of the Public Information and Education Initiative, the STOP-DW Office works closely with the Westchester Coalition for Drug & Alcohol Free Youth.  The Coalition is an “umbrella coalition” for over 30 school-based and community coalitions in Westchester County whose task it is to carry on prevention focused initiatives about underage drinking and drug use.  These initiatives implement research-based strategies to raise awareness about the dangers of underage drinking and drug use. 

For more information, please visit:  http://powertotheparent.org/


Vaping has exploded among Westchester teens but most youth are still making the healthy decision to remain vape-free.  In celebration of these healthy teens, Westchester County and the Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth in conjunction with the Office of Drug Abuse Prevention and STOP-DWI celebrated these teens and their lung healthy decision on April 18th. Hosted by Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, the event included a giant inflatable lung exhibit, student testimonials and important health information about vaping’s dangerous effects on developing lungs. The event was scheduled just two days before April 20 (4/20).  In recent years, April 20th has become known as a day when some people across the country gather to use marijuana, including vaping marijuana concentrates. The event was part of a campaign to reclaim the day, support teens who choose not to use, and highlight the potential dangers of marijuana and vaping on the developing body and brain.

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Westchester County, the Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth and the Office of Drug Abuse Prevention and STOP-DWI declared 4/20 as “Healthy Teen Brain Day” to help combat the use of marijuana. The event included a giant inflatable brain exhibit, student testimonials and important information about marijuana’s dangerous effects on developing minds. In recent years, April 20th has become known as a day when some people across the country gather to smoke marijuana and promote cannabis culture; “Healthy Teen Brain Day” is a way of reclaiming the day and celebrating those who choose not to use the drug while highlighting its potential dangers. (click here for complete press release)

                 

 


VIP Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Is there a cost to attend a Westchester County Victim Impact Panel?

YES.  The fee is $100.00.  You must use a credit card and then sign in to the following link: GOVPAYNOW.com PLC code 7370

  1. How long does the panel last?

Panels routinely last approximately 1 ½ hours.

  1. What are the rules while attending?
  • Web Camera must remain on, and your face must be visible and illuminated through the entire presentation
  • This is a classroom setup. TV’s and radios should be off and other distractions avoided.
  • First and Last Name of participant visible (name used for registration and to be placed on certificate)
  • Must remain muted at all times
  • Do not share your screen or you will be removed from program without certificate
  • Chat box must remain open at all times as officers will be checking in randomly with individuals
  1. When will I receive my certificate?

A certificate of completion will be sent to your given email address within 5 business days of completing the panel.

  1. Can I pay online or by phone?

YES.  Telephone/online payments can be made at GOVPAYNOW.COM or by calling (888)604-7888 and pay the required fee using PLC# 7370. 

  1. How do I verify to the Court that I attended?

You will receive a certificate of completion by email within 5 business days of the event.

  1. What happens if I lose my certificate?

If you lose your certificate, you must attend another victim impact panel and pay the fee again.  There are no exceptions.

  1. What if I don’t have the money, can I still attend the panel?

No.  The fee must be paid in full, and partial payments are not accepted.

Victim Impact Panels in Westchester County are sponsored by:

The Westchester County Probation Department

The Westchester County STOP DWI Program

The Westchester County Chapter of Mothers against Drunk Driving.

DWI is a serious crime. Please Don’t Drink and Drive


 

Panel De Victimas De Conductores Ebrio: 2022 Preguntas y Respuestas

  1. Hay un costo para asistir a un Panel De Victimas De Conductores Ebrio?

Si. Para aquellos que requieren prueba de asistencia hay una entrada de $100.00. Puede pagar con tarjeta de crédito o débito utilizando GOVPAYNOW.com.

  1. Cuanto tiempo dura el panel?

Los paneles duran aproximadamente 1 hora y media.

  1. Cuales son las reglas de asistir?
  • Su cámara debe permanecer prendida y su cara visible e iluminada durante la presentación.
  • La presentación es conducida como un salón de clase. Televisiones y radios deben estar apagados y otras distracciones evitadas
  • Al registrarse, ponga su nombre completo, primero e apellido.  Esta será usada para generar su certificado.
  • Su micrófono debe permanecer mudo
  • No comparta su pantalla o será expulsado del programa y no recibirá un certificado
  • La caja de CHAT debe permanecer abierta y si un Oficial le escribe, debe responder
  1. Cuando recibiré mi certificado?

Usted recibirá un certificado verificando su asistencia por correo electrónico en aproximadamente 5 días después del evento.

  1. Puedo pagar en línea o por teléfono?

Si. Puede ir a GOVPAYNOW.COM o llamar al (888) 604-7888 y pagar la entrada requerida utilizando código PLC#7370. Se recomienda que imprima el recibo como prueba.

  1. Como puedo verificar ante el tribunal que asistí?

Usted recibirá un certificado verificando su asistencia por correo electrónico en aproximadamente 5 días después del evento.

  1. Que sucede si pierdo mi certificado?

Si pierde su certificado tiene que asistir a otro Panel De Victimas De Conductores Ebrio y pagar la entrada de nuevo. No hay excepciones.

  1. Que pasa si no tengo el dinero, puedo todavía asistir el Panel De Victimas De Conductores Ebrio?

No.  La cuota debe pagarse en su totalidad, y no se aceptan pagos parciales.

 

Los Paneles De Victimas De Conductores Ebrio esta Patrocinados por:

El Departamento de Probatoria del Condado de Westchester

El programa de STOP-DWI del Condado de Westchester

MADD (Madres Contra Conductores Ebrios de Westchester)

 

DWI es un delito grave. Por favor, no tomes y manejes.

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