This group meets quarterly. The next meeting date and time are set at each meeting.
The Commission is composed of 15 members who offer a broad range of
knowledge and experience to effectively administer the ASAP system as
provided in Section 18.2-271.2 Code of Virginia Commission on Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP).
Members serve 3-year terms. There is no limit on the amount of terms.
In 1986, the General Assembly established a Commission on VASAP to formulate and maintain standards to be observed by local ASAPs and to allocate funds to programs with budget deficits.
Our goal is to improve transportation safety by decreasing the incidence of driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs and thereby reducing the number of alcohol and other drug-related crashes.
Deter the motoring public from driving under the influence
Deter those arrested and convicted of DUI from again driving under the influence
Increase awareness to facilitate the identification, apprehension and conviction of offenders driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs
Raise the conviction rate for offenders and the number of appropriate referrals to Alcohol Safety Action Programs
Ensure appropriate probationary control of offenders
Ensure the delivery of appropriate education or treatment services for offenders
Provide statewide offender tracking services for all ASAPs
Increase public awareness of the:
Civil and legal consequences of DUI arrest
Public perception of transportation crash risks
Public activities to reduce DUI incidents
Assess and maintain the effectiveness and self-supporting status of both the commission and local Alcohol Safety Action Programs