The goal of YouImpact’s online course is to encourage defendants to develop a sense of personal accountability and to prevent recidivism. The online program has seen hundreds of defendants touched deeply by the stories shared by 15 victims and offenders. Defendants connect with the video subject on a personal level, unlike many live victim impact panels, the success of which can vary greatly from day to day.
Our program is based on the model of a victim impact course. Of all the YouImpact graduates, more than 72 percent say they have been inspired to change their destructive behavior. Another 11 percent felt it was a consequence of their actions while less than 1 percent felt the program was a punishment.
PERCENT OF YOUIMPACT GRADUATES SAY THE PROGRAM IS AN INSPIRATION FOR LIFE CHANGE
The defendants pay for the program as part of their sentence requirements. The program costs $100.
Payment is made online using a credit card, debit card, Visa/Master Card gift card or PayPal.
The course takes approximately 3 to 4 hours to complete.
The course consists of a series of 11 stories, presented by real offenders and victims of impaired driving, followed by a series of multiple-choice questions and written exercises.
Completion of the program requires a score of 100 percent; the defendant is provided the opportunity to correct any wrong answers before moving forward in the program.
Upon successful completion of the YouImpact program, the defendant and his or her Probation Officer and/or the case supervisor will receive a Certificate of Completion via email.