Oswego County

Robert J. Lighthall

39 Churchill Road
Oswego, NY 13126-6659
United States


*** In light of the public health crisis posed by COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Oswego County District Attorney's Office and STOP DWI are hereby advising that all in-person Victim Impact Panel sessions at the Public Safety Center (39 Churchill Road) are hereby cancelled until further notice.  This decision was not made lightly, but we want to abide by social distancing protocols that have been issued by public health authorities to maintain the safety of participants, speakers, and staff. ***

Click here for information on our Victim Impact Panels.

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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, and Twitter - @OswegoStopDwi.










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 2020: January 15, February 19, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 14, November 18, and December 16.  UPDATES AND CANCELLATIONS ARE LISTED AT:  Oswegocounty.com/stopdwi




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 Probation Supervisor Lisa Samson (315) 349-3477, Lisa.Samson@oswegocounty.com