Working together to
prevent and reduce substance abuse
in Chesterfield County
The SAFE office relocated to 1411 Johnston Willis Drive.
All phone numbers remained the same.
SAFE is attending CADCA’s 15th annual Mid-Year Training Institute July 17-21. We are learning the latest prevention strategies to reduce opioid, heroin and marijuana use in our communities.
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.
SAFE invites you to join us every 4th Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:30 PM for Central Virginia Marijuana Prevention Task Force meetings. The task force will not meet during the summer months. The next meeting is Monday September 26, 2016 at the Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Building, located at 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield, VA 23832
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 September 28, 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 September 13, 2016 at the Chesterfield CountyCommunity 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.