Oswego County

Contact
Robert J. Lighthall
Address

39 Churchill Road
Oswego, NY 13126
United States

Phone
315-349-3210
Fax
315-349-3212

Click here for information on our Victim Impact Panels.


The Oswego County STOP-DWI Program actively provides public information and education booths at public health fairs, corporate safety fairs, the Oswego County Fair, and other community events throughout the county. Our activities include use of Fatal Vision impairment goggles with activity mats and pedal karts on serpentine cone courses. Local S.A.D.D. Chapters, C.O.C.O.A.A., Farnham, Oswego County Traffic Safety Board, and other traffic safety partners assist to provide sufficient manpower for these activities. Program staff members and Victim Impact Panelists also travel to local high schools for classroom presentations to driver education and health classes.

Since the spring of 2006, STOP-DWI and a coalition of area public safety agencies have presented “MOCK DWI” crash scenarios at local high schools. This presentation as developed not only contains the “Crash” but includes rescue, police investigation, death notification, defendant arraignment and lastly the funeral itself.  School districts generally present the Mock Crashes biennially to students in their junior and senior years just before the prom.

The Oswego County STOP-DWI Program has expanded our presence on social media with accounts on Facebook – Oswego County STOP DWI Program, Instagram - Oswegostopdwi, Twitter - @OswegoStopDwi, and a Youtube channel – Oswego County STOP DWI.

 


Victim Impact Panels:

Through the combined efforts of Oswego County STOP-DWI, the District Attorney’s Office, and the Probation Department, the Victim Impact Panel is presented on a monthly basis. Panels are scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month at the Public Safety Center, 39 Churchill Road, Oswego. Check-in starts at 5:30 pm. Sessions begin at 6:00 and generally last just under 2 hours. A breath test will be administered on all attendees. Anyone with a positive indication will be denied entry.

LOCATION:   Public Safety Center, 39 Churchill Road, Oswego, NY 13126.

Dates in 2018: January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 24*, November 21, and December 19. The October panel will be held on the 4th Wednesday due to scheduling conflicts.

TIME: Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. A breath test will be administered upon entry. No smoking, drinking, or eating 15 minutes prior to check-in due to breath test.

Pre-registration is NOT required.  If you require a Certificate of Attendance for court or other entity, the cost is $35 payable by cash or money order upon entry. Make money order payable to ‘County of Oswego'.

For questions or further information regarding the program, please contact either Sr. Probation Officer Karen Smith (315)326-6231, Karen.Smith@oswegocounty.com or STOP-DWI Coordinator Robert Lighthall (315) 349-3210, Robert.Lighthall@oswegocounty.com.