Victim Impact Panels
Victim impact panels are offered by the local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. They are generally held every other month on the first Thursday of the month. Specific dates are available from your supervision officer, and you must attend on the date your officer refers you to. You must arrive at the panel no later than 6:45, and you will be required to clear a metal detector before being allowed in the Courthouse. The panels are held in the 85th District Courtroom on the 2nd floor of the Brazos County Courthouse, 300 East 26th Street, Bryan.
The panels begin at 7:00 pm (but remember to get there at 6:45), and you may not leave early. You must pay $10.00 at the door, and you may be screened for alcohol use at the door. Drinking and/or drug use prior to or during the panel is not permitted. No young children are allowed, but you may bring an adult guest, and the guest will not have to pay for the panel. You are not expected to do anything during the panel discussion, other than listen and complete an evaluation at the end of the evening. The panels last approximately one and one-half hours.
Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facilities (SAFPF's) Further information for families, criminal justice practitioners, and persons going to SAFPF's, as well as a list SAFPF locations, can be found at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice website.