Working together to
prevent and reduce substance abuse
in Chesterfield County
SAFE is currently hiring a part-time Latino Coalition Coordinator. Please click here for a full job description and instructions on how to apply.
The SAFE office relocated to 1411 Johnston Willis Drive.
All phone numbers remained the same.
TASK FORCE MEETINGS
SAFE invites you to join us every 4th Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:30 PM for Central Virginia Latino Coalition meetings. The coalition will not meet during summer months. The next meeting is Wednesday October 25th, 2016 at Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd, Richmond, VA 23234.
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 October 11, 2016 at the Chesterfield County Community Development Building, Multi-Purpose rooms 152A&B, 9800 Government Center Parkway, Chesterfield, VA 23832.
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.
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.
At the January CADCA training, several SAFE staff attended sessions on the latest prevention strategies for implementation in our community.
SAFE staff were acknowledged for graduating from the National Coalition Academy.
We were excited to attend Capitol Hill Day on Wednesday February 3rd where we had the opportunity to share our message on how we can work together to prevent and reduce substance abuse.