Working together to
prevent and reduce substance abuse
in Chesterfield County
Later today, March 19, families from across the country will be meeting with their Members of Congress to discuss how addiction shatters families, and why resources to address this chronic disease are desperately needed in every community.
Please take a moment to support these families, and the 129 families that lose a loved one each day to drug overdose/addiction, by adding the “129 a Day” filter to your social media profile pictures.
In addition to changing your profile picture, you can also visit www.129aDay.org for resources on prevention, treatment, recovery and advocacy.
Community Youth Survey
SAFE is conducting community youth surveys over the next month to students in grades 8, 10 and 12. The survey is a critical tool for providing information about the attitudes and behaviors of our young people. SAFE’s initiatives are developed in response to issues identified through youth survey data, statistical data and community input. If you are interested in viewing the survey, please click below.
Nearly 2,700 Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists made a “Monumental Impact” at CADCA’s National Leadership Forum in National Harbor, MD!
Several SAFE staff attend 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. Our next meeting is May 23 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 next meeting is May 25 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 June 14 at the Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Building, 6610 Public Safety Way, 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.