Victim Impact Panels
A law effective July 22, 2011 asked the Washington Traffic Safety Commission to maintain a Victim Impact Panel Registry of qualified Victim Impact Panels (VIP). The law also set minimum requirements for VIPs.
We provide a form for VIPs to certify that they meet the requirements and we provide a VIP registry.
Certify your VIP
The Victim Impact Panels Certification Form allows the designated facilitator to certify that their VIP meets the minimum requirements.
Update your VIP Information
The Victim Impact Panel Corrections or Update Form allows the designated facilitator to update an existing VIP listing.
View the VIP registry
The Victim Impact Panel Registry provides a list of Victim Impact Panels who have self-certified that they meet all the minimum requirements set in RCW 10.01.230.
Under the law (RCW 10.01.230):
Courts are not required to use the WTSC registry. A court may use a VIP that is not on the WTSC registry as long as the VIP meets the minimum requirements. Courts may make this determination. There is no language that requires either the WTSC or the court to “certify” a VIP. If a panel’s designated facilitator self-certifies, WTSC will place their information on the registry. WTSC will not be responsible for certifying the panels.