The VIP group uses education and application to assist residents in identifying, understanding and becoming sensitive to the feelings and thoughts of others. This program is aimed at fostering empathy among residents in hope of preventing, offending or re-offending. It focuses on residents understanding 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. Residents learn how each crime affects the lives of its victims. Residents also learn about substance abuse and the correlation between the use of alcohol and drugs and crime.