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John Tyler ASAP

Main Office
4211 Old Hundred Road
Chester, VA 23831Map

Phone: (804) 796-4281
Fax: (804) 796-4547

Henrico Branch
Courthouse Commons Office Park
4114 East Parham Road, Suite A
Richmond, VA 23228 Map

Phone: (804) 672-1786
Fax: (804) 756-4691

Serves the area(s) of:

Counties of:
Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Henrico, Powhatan, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex.
Cities of:
Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell, and Petersburg.

Programs Offered
Probation Monitoring
Suspended License Intervention Fee (DMV Ordered)
Driver Improvement Program
Aggressive Driver Program (12hrs)
First Offender Drug Program
Drug Screen
Habitual Offender Evaluation
Pre-Trial Assessments
Interlock Monitoring
Pre Enrollment (prior to Conviction)
Community Service Supervision

All Participants in any John Tyler ASAP program will be required to abstain 100% from alcohol or drug use for the duration of their program.

Out of State Requirements:

Special Programs

Women's Education Program
Designed specifically to deal with female participants to help them realize the special difficulties that substance abuse can bring to them and their families.

Youth Offenders
A special program to help those persons who are most receptive to treatment: usually ages 18 to 25 yrs.

Programs in Spanish
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Intervention Interview
John Tyler ASAP provides the Intervention Interview, which is required by the Virginina DMV when a driver incurs two Driving on Suspended convictions for failure to pay fines on their driving record within a ten year period of time. The intervention educates the offender about the consequences of further charges and how to address the behaviors that have resulted in the offenses.

Habitual Offender Evaluations
The Virginia Code 46.2-360 directs the local ASAP to complete a Habitual Offender Evaluation for Court review when a habitual offender petitions for restoration of driving privilege.

Community Service Supervision
As per court order, arranges for and documents requirements for completion of community services hours. Fee charged covers cost of Liability coverage. Enrollment required.

Driver Improvement
Driver Improvement is a course designed to provide individuals with the latest knowledge and skills necessary to operate a motor vehicle on the highways of the commonwealth in a manner conducive to public safety. Whether one is a newly licensed driver or one with many years of driving experience, he or she will benefit from the material presented in the course.

The Driver Improvement Program provides guidelines as well as specific techniques that will improve one's driving abilities so that he or she will be able to better recognize and avoid most situations that will lead to traffic accidents.

Safe Driving Points
Virginia applies the uniform demerit point system to all its drivers convicted, or found innocent in the case of juveniles, for traffic offences committed. Demerit points are based on the severity of the offence and the potential hazardous exposure to other people on the road.
Virginia also awards safe driving points. One point is awarded each year to drivers whose record does not contain any suspensions, revocations, or findings of not innocent. You may accumulate no more that five plus points on your driving record.

Safe driving points received from the completion of the Driver Impairment Clinic will be used to offset up to five demerits points. The points will appear as the difference between the plus points and any existing demerit points.

Reckless/Aggressive Driving Education
This is a 12-hour education program for non-alcohol related charges/convictions. Participants in the program usually have charges such as reckless driving, passing on the right, driving too closely, or those driving violations that contribute to aggressive/road rage behaviors. The Cost is $125.00, and pre-registration is required. Enrollment required.

Victim Impact Panel
The Victim Impact Panel is a joint effort between the Mothers Against Drunk Driving and John Tyler ASAP. If a completion document is required a fee will be charged.

Hours of Operation

Chesterfield Office
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Friday
Enrollment is between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)
9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (Friday)

Henrico Office
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)
(closed for lunch 1:00 p.m.-2 p.m.)
Enrollment is between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-3 p.m. (excluding lunch from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.)

 

Special Information

John Tyler offers in-house alcohol education programs inclusive of traditional classes, young offenders, women and substance abuse, Spanish, special education, drug education and Habitual Offender classes.

For individuals exhibiting early to late stages of alcohol or drug abuse and/or addiction, community treatment services are mandatory. Placement level in substance abuse services will vary according to the individual's needs and may include weekly group sessions to intensive outpatient group programs to inpatient treatment. Cost for these services are not included in the VASAP enrollment fee. All community and private treatment providers must be licensed by the Virginia State Board of Mental Health, Retardation and Substance Abuse Services. All treatment agencies must provide structured treatment plans, program philosophy, fee scales and must be approved annually by the VASAP Director.

It is with HOPE that offering a variety of education and treatment services that all participants will be afforded the best specialized services to address the circumstances of their legal needs, alcohol /drug issues and enhance their opportunity for education and recovery. All participants in any VASAP program will be required to abstain 100% from alcohol and or drug use during any phase of the program. Random breath testing and urine drug screens are mandatory.

The mission of the John Tyler ASAP is to reduce the number of alcohol related crashes and fatalities on Virginia's highway. In addition to the Court ordered services, John Tyler ASAP is open to volunteer enrollment, business and community referral, Driver Improvement Programs and providing public information to local schools, alcohol/drug programs and Health and Safety events.

For more information about John Tyler ASAP, please call (804) 796-4281.

If you encounter an issue that needs to be addressed by management, the following email addresses are available:

Overall Operations : Victoria Kesler, Acting Executive Director (vkesler@vaasap.org)

Administrative and Office Operations: Rhonda Comfort-Ellington, Office Manager (rcomfort-ellington@vaasap.org)

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