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People Need Access to Their Jobs and One Barrier is Transportation April 30, 2019

I believe that it is essential for our citizens to be able to have opportunities for and access to jobs wherever they live. It has been an honor to work with Randy Rollins, President of Drive-To-Work, for a number of years. Learning about the mission of helping restore driving privileges and witnessing the advocacy and presence of Drive-To-Work at the General Assembly has been incredibly helpfu . . .

Fines and Costs: Update on The New Law April 12, 2019

For 10 years, Drive-To-Work has advocated for “de-coupling” suspensions of driver’s licenses for unpaid court fines, which has nothing to do with highway safety and only deprives individuals of work and earning opportunities. This never made sense to me.

So, we were delighted that on April 3, the Virginia General Assembly changed the law. This is major! Over 600,000 dr . . .

Get to Know Kempy Tillerson – One of Our Driving Clinic Instructors February 5, 2019

How long have you been teaching?
I’ve been teaching for 39 years – 19 as a physical education teacher and 25 as a driver improvement instructor.

Where have you taught in Virginia?
I started teaching PE in Prince Edward County but I have been in Richmond the rest of my career.

What is your favor . . .

Imagine Coming to DTW and Receiving Hope December 11, 2018

Imagine not being employed, no income.

Imagine being on minimum wage, working short hours, working the late shift.

Imagine having to depend on family, friends, public transportation to get you to work on time.

Imagine driving and risking getting stopped - fines, suspensions, probation violations – even jail.

Imagine everything you need to provide and keep y . . .

It takes collaboration… August 2, 2018

When people hear the term “corrections” they normally think about the last movie they saw that had a prison scene or perhaps the last news story they read online or saw on television. Images fall between the Blues Brothers and Shawshank Redemption and usually these images are more negative than positive. Let’s face it; the business of keeping people locked away from the commun . . .

Working with Drive-To-Work March 7, 2018

Walking out of the Chesterfield County Circuit Court, I watched a Drive-To-Work (DTW) client embrace his parents and talk excitedly about what he could do after the Judge granted his petition for a restricted drivers license. He would have new opportunities open to him now that he has the ability to not only transport himself to work, but to drive the company van and work more independently! Th . . .