Working together to
prevent substance abuse
in Chesterfield County, VA
FUNDING RECEIVED TO REDUCE ALCOHOL-RELATED CRASHES AMONG 18-24 YEAR OLDS IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY!
According to the DMV, Virginia’s Highway Safety Office, there were 323 alcohol-related crashes involving 18-24 year old drivers in Chesterfield County from 2012 to 2014. Substance Abuse Free Environment Inc. (SAFE), a community coalition serving Chesterfield County, was awarded a highway safety grant through Virginia’s Highway Safety Office for the fiscal year 2016. The grant will support efforts to reduce alcohol-related crashes in Chesterfield County. One strategy that will be implemented during this grant cycle is a media campaign to reduce these crashes and make Chesterfield County roadways safer for our residents.
Medication Take Back
On Saturday September 26th at Meadowbrook High School from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. SAFE in partnership with CCPD and the DEA hosted a medication take back for National Drug Take-Back Day. The total for Saturday’s Medication take back was: 691 pounds and 231 participants!
Transportation Safety Award for Impaired Driving
This year SAFE was honored with the 2015 Governor’s Transportation Safety Award Impaired Driving for reducing alcohol related crashes among 18-24 year olds by 25 percent. Pictured is SAFE Executive Director Regina Whitsett, and our partners Chesterfield County Police Department and Virginia State Police.
Virginia Strategic Prevention- State Incentive Grant Program Award
SAFE is proud to announce that we were recognized for reducing the motor vehicle crash rate among 18-24 year-olds for alcohol impaired drivers by 37%. We received the award during the May 3rd-4th the Wellness Conference in Williamsburg.
SAFE invites you to join us every 4th Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM for Central Virginia Latino Coalition meetings. Our next meeting is October 28, 2015 at The Henrico Mental Health Building, in Glen Allen.
SAFE invites you to join us every 2nd Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:30 PM for Central Virginia Heroin Prevention Task Force meeting. Our next meeting is November 10, 2015 at the Chippenham Hospital Kraus Room.