The VIP group uses education and application to assist juveniles in identifying, understanding and becoming sensitive to the feelings and thoughts of others. This program is aimed at fostering empathy among juveniles in hope of preventing, offending or re-offending. It focuses on juvenilesí understanding of the harm their actions have caused to others and taking responsibility to repair the harm. The Victim Impact Program examines the impact of property crimes such as burglary and vandalism, as well as personal crimes, such as assault and disorderly conduct. Juveniles learn how each crime affects the lives of their victims. Juveniles also learn about substance abuse and the correlation between the use of alcohol and drugs and crime.