Seats available for DIP & Intervention Interview classes in August!

12 Chatham Heights Rd., Suite 102, Fredericksburg, VA 22405, US

(540) 645-6310; (540) 645-6304 (FAX)


Welcome to the Rappahannock Area ASAP in Fredericksburg

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VASAP Orientation Video

First time participating in VASAP?  Here is a great orientation video for the program:

New Virginia Law in effect 07/01/2019

Suspension of Court and DMV Fines

Changes in Virginia law pursuant to Virginia Code 46.2-395, regarding the suspension of driving privileges for unpaid court and/or DMV fines that go into effect July 1, 2019, DO NOT affect VASAP fees.


The only way in which the new law impacts VASAP is that Virginia drivers who have been declared an Habitual Offender only for non-payment of court fines (and not for DUI convictions) no longer need to complete an Habitual Offender evaluation with VASAP.


A link to the changes to this section of the Virginia Code can be found here.

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Quick LINKS & UPDATES

Make a Payment Online

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Click the image above to make a secure online payment using debit or credit card.  $2.00 processing fee applies.

Need DIP and/or RADEP?

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Next course dates that are open for enrollment: 

Driver Improvement - August 25, 2019

RADEP - September 30, 2019

Next RAASAP Board Meeting

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

6pm at 12 Chatham Heights Road

Open to the public

Types of payment accepted

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We accept: 

Debit/Credit ($2.00 fee applies)

Checks

Money Orders 

Automatic Recurring Payment Plans


WE DO NOT ACCEPT CASH



RAASAP Office Status/Hours

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Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8AM to 4PM

Closed for lunch 11AM to 12PM


Fridays: 8AM to 11AM ONLY


NO walk-in services are available without an appointment after 3:30PM.

Key Forms

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Go here for common forms such as service applications, interlock agreements, license restoration packets, employer background check consent forms and more.

Announcements

Attention local agencies and businesses!

RAASAP now offers drug and/or alcohol screening services for pre-employment or random testing!  


Contact us for more information.

2018 Recividism Study

Go to the forms section to read this important study about VASAP!

Next RAASAP Board of Directors Meeting

September 4, 2019 @ 6PM

12 Chatham Heights Road, Suite 102

Fredericksburg, VA 22405


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

What is VASAP?

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Our Mission

 The Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP) provides probation and intervention services for the Commonwealth’s courts through its 24 ASAPs located throughout Virginia.


  Our mission is to improve highway safety by decreasing the incidence of driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs, leading to the reduction of alcohol and drug related fatalities and crashes. 

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How is VASAP funded?

 VASAP is a non-profit organization that works directly with the courts and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles to provide intervention services for those who are charged or convicted of a driving under the influence (DUI), alcohol or drug misdemeanor offense in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  


The VASAP system is user funded; fees are charged for each of the services used. In cases of financial difficulties a plan for payments will be extended for probation services. 

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Why is VASAP Important?

 Completing ASAP is mandatory for all DUI convictions under Virginia State Code 18.2-271.1.  Referral for entry into ASAP is court ordered after an individual has been convicted of a DUI.  ASAP referral allows the client to lead a normal life while fulfilling the terms of probation, which are closely monitored by a case manager.  Enrollment prior to trial can be elected by an individual charged with DUI. 


 The ASAP program is a very beneficial resource for the client, community and court.  For many clients, this may be the first time that their substance abuse problem has been addressed.  Rappahannock Area ASAP continues to strive to assist clients to be successful in the program as well as help to give them the skills and resources to cope with their substance abuse and prevent recidivism in the future. 

RAASAP Services

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DMV SAYS I NEED...

Looking to satisfy VASAP after probation?  Need an Intervention Interview or Ignition Interlock?  Are you a 3rd or Habitual Offender seeking license Restoration?

Find out more

PROBATION PROGRAMS

Information about how to pre-enroll in VASAP prior to conviction, as well as Court-ordered DUI Court and Ignition Interlock.

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OUT OF STATE and NON-VASAP ENROLLMENT

Are you a Virginia driver with a DUI charge in another state or on Federal property?  Are you from another state and convicted of DUI in Virginia?  

Find out more

DRIVER IMPROVEMENT and RECKLESS AGGRESSIVE DRIVING EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Find out when RAASAP is hosting training sessions for these training programs.

DIP & RADEP

VASAP PROGRAM COSTS



Court Ordered Case Info

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RAASAP-area Court Ordered Cases

 The Rappahannock Area Alcohol Safety Action Program (RAASAP) services the following jurisdictions:  Fredericksburg City, the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford. The Court may order VASAP supervision for the following offenses DUI, alcohol related reckless driving, probation before judgment, driving after consumption, misdemeanor drug offenses, alcohol related domestic relations convictions, alcohol possession, pre-trial assessment and probation and habitual/DUI 3rd offenders restored to restricted driving privilege. 


Each offender referred to the Rappahannock Area ASAP for supervision is assessed, placed into an intervention program specific to their level of substance abuse and monitored throughout participation.  If at anytime during the assigned probation monitoring an offender experiences problems with alcohol/drug abuse, reassessment and intervention for the problem is initiated for appropriate services. Completing ASAP is mandatory for all DUI offenses under Virginia State Code 18.2-271.1.  Referral for entry into ASAP is court ordered after an individual has been convicted of a DUI.  ASAP referral allows the client to lead a normal life while fulfilling the terms of probation, which are closely monitored by a case manager.  

Fredericksburg Region DUI Court

 Participating Courts include: Fredericksburg, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford General District Courts The Fredericksburg, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford General District Courts all participate and order all DUI convictions for the DUI Court Program.  


The following schedule applies to your intake appointment for each court: 

  • Fredericksburg General District : you are to come to RAASAP directly upon conviction. 
  • King George General District Court : you are to come to RAASAP within 24 hours of conviction. 
  • Spotsylvania General District : you are to come to the RAASAP Office upon conviction or within 48 hours after conviction. 
  • Stafford General District Court : you are to come to the RAASAP Office the next working day after conviction. 

If you are incarcerated at conviction come to the RAASAP office for enrollment after your release from the Rappahannock Regional Jail.    You may download and complete the “DUI Court ordered enrollment forms” to complete and bring to the office to expedite the enrollment process.    

The Fredericksburg DUI Court is modeled after the “Drug Court” concept, coordinating substance abuse intervention with direct judicial support and imposing immediate sanctions for probationer’s behavior throughout probation.    


Court Orders from other RAASAP jurisdictions : When clients are court ordered to ASAP they may call the Rappahannock Area ASAP office to schedule an intake appointment.  The local courts in the RAASAP jurisdiction either fax or mail the order to the RAASAP Office so when you call for your enrollment appointment the staff will be able to access your information to assist you.  


The receptionist will schedule an intake appointment for you during your call to the office. Intake appointments are held weekday mornings between 8AM and 10AM.  You may download and fill out “Court ordered intake” paperwork to expedite your enrollment process.  The Rappahannock Area ASAP does not deny probation service due to lack of payment.  It is important to understand that lack of payment is not a valid reason to avoid enrollment.   

Convictions From Other Virginia Courts

 If you have been convicted in a Virginia court outside of the RAASAP jurisdiction and you live or work in the jurisdictions of the RAASAP office, you must contact the local ASAP to request a transfer to the Rappahannock Area ASAP.    After receiving the transfer you may call the Rappahannock Area ASAP office to schedule an intake appointment.  

Habitual/3rd Offenders Restored With Restricted Driving Privilege

 If you have been restored to restricted driving privilege from a revocation as a DUI 3rd or habitual offender from a court in the RAASAP jurisdiction you may call the RAASAP office for an intake appointment.   

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I am convicted in a local RAASAP court but live somewhere else in Virginia?

 Call the Rappahannock Area ASAP office at 540-645-6310 to arrange to a transfer to the local VASAP in your county of residence in Virginia.    


What do I do if I am convicted in a RAASAP-area court but live in another state?

DUI Code in the Commonwealth of Virginia requires successful completion of VASAP for full licensing to be restored after the DUI revocation period.  Call the Rappahannock ASAP office to discuss how supervision is handled for an out of state resident at 540-645-6310.  If you have time in Virginia before returning to your state of residence, you may come to the RAASAP office after conviction to complete intake.   


The court has issued me a Restricted Operators License (ROL) that requires ignition interlock.  Can I legally drive my vehicle?

No!  You are not legal to drive your vehicle until you have installed ignition interlock (coordinated by the RAASAP office) and have had your ROL signed and embossed by an authorized RAASAP employee.  Until that time, you are at risk of citation or arrest for unlawfully driving/operating a motor vehicle.


Am I allowed to drive after being convicted of DUI?

No!  Upon conviction your driving privileges are suspended or revoked until you complete VASAP and other DMV requirements.  If you are caught driving to RAASAP without a valid ROL, law enforcement will be notified immediately.

DMV Says I need...

Click the image to see the Ignition Interlock Agreement Video

If you have contacted the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and have been told that you have requirements to complete at a local VASAP office, it is important to find out exactly what service that you are in need of.  The Virginia DMV provides a compliance summary which lists everything you must complete to be a fully licensed driver.  Having the printed compliance summary is very helpful for you to identify exact service requirements and how to fulfill each.  Some of the statutory requirements that may apply to your circumstances may include the related topics below. 

Completing a previous DUI (VASAP)

 If your DMV compliance summary says:


Complete the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP).  The VASAP office will notify DMV when you have completed this program.


Virginia law requires anyone convicted of a DUI 1st or 2nd must successfully complete the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP) for each conviction.


If you live or work in the jurisdictions of the Rappahannock Area Alcohol Safety Action Program (Fredericksburg City, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, or King George counties) you may apply for enrollment by completing the attached “Application for RAASAP Services”.  All past court hearing(s) for non-compliance must be completed.  All past VASAP fees owed at any local VASAP office in the state must be paid in full. 


If you are an out of state resident complete the “Application for RAASAP Services”. Mail the completed application, your Virginia DMV compliance summary and a money order for $300 to:  RAASAP, 12 Chatham Heights Rd., Suite 102 Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Intervention Interview

 The Rappahannock Area ASAP provides the Intervention Interview, which is required by Virginia code 46.2-301. The Virginia DMV identifies 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.  In turn the driver is notified by a letter from DMV that they are required to complete an Intervention Interview at a local certified VASAP office.  The intervention educates the offender about the consequences of further charges and how to address the behaviors that have resulted in the offenses.


The Interview is given at the Rappahannock Area ASAP office every other Tuesday morning at 9:30AM.  Advance registration is required.  The interviews are booked on a first come first served basis.  To enroll complete the "Interview Intervention Form" and bring a $30 money order to the Rappahannock Area ASAP office at 12 Chatham Heights Rd., Suite 102, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405. Enrollments are taken Monday through Friday during business hours.


These Intervention Interviews must be done in person at a certified VASAP Office in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Ignition Interlock DMV

If your DMV compliance summary says:


Have Ignition Interlock system installed on all vehicles owned, co-owned or leased by you.  This includes any vehicles(s) not owned by you but driven by you for work/business purposes. VASAP will automatically notify DMV when the system(s) have been installed.    


What is an ignition interlock?  An ignition interlock is a device that is installed in a motor vehicle to prevent alcohol-impaired individuals from driving.  Before starting the vehicle, you will be required to blow into the ignition interlock’s mouthpiece to provide a breath sample for analysis.  If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above the pre-set limit (0.02), the vehicle will not start.  Once the vehicle is started, you may be required to submit additional breath samples at random times while the engine is running.  Failing, or not submitting a breath  sample for one of the “rolling retests” will cause your vehicle headlights, parking lights, or emergency lights to flash and your horn to sound. The ignition interlock contains a datalogger that records all vehicle activity, test results, and violations.


Why must I have an ignition interlock?  The code of Virginia 18.2-270.1, states that an offender convicted of driving under the influence in Virginia shall be required to have an ignition interlock device installed on his/her car as a condition of a restricted license or license restoration.


How long will the ignition interlock be on my vehicle?  The device must be installed for a minimum of six consecutive months, but for no longer than the period of license suspension and restriction.  During this time, you must have no alcohol-related interlock violations.  Verified violations will result in the calculation of the six-month installation period being restarted.


What if I own more than one vehicle?  Current Virginia law requires that, for a first driving under the influence conviction, an ignition interlock shall be installed on any motor vehicle operated by the offender.  If convicted of a 2nd or subsequent driving under the influence conviction, an ignition interlock shall be installed on all motor vehicles owned by or registered to the offender, in whole or in part.


How do I get the ignition interlock installed?  When you report to the local ASAP office, you will be given a list of ignition interlock vendors.  You will be responsible for choosing a vendor within 48 hours after receiving the list.  Once you have selected a vendor, you should notify the ASAP office.  Your ASAP case manager will send a referral form to the vendor authorizing the installation of your ignition interlock device.  You will be responsible for calling the vendor to schedule the installation appointment.  

 

How do I schedule an installation appointment?  Any person who enters into the Alcohol Safety Action Program, prior to trial, may pre-qualify with the program to have an ignition interlock system installed on any motor vehicle owned or operated by him/her.  You must contact the ASAP program in the jurisdiction of your offense to enroll and pay the ASAP fee.  The ASAP will make arrangements to pre-qualify you for ignition interlock.  However, no installation can occur until a court issues to the person a restricted license with the ignition interlock restriction.  You may select one of the five authorized service providers:


Alcolock            (877) 859-4782

Drager                (800) 332-6858       

Intoxalock        (888) 283-5899 

LifeSafer            (866) 202-3381 

Smart Start      (800) 880-3394 


How do I operate the ignition interlock?  When you report for your installation appointment, the vendor will provide you with detailed instructions and training regarding the proper operation and care of the ignition interlock device.


What do I need to bring to the installation appointment?  You should bring a valid picture identification and the vehicle registration card.  If you are having the interlock installed on someone else’s vehicle, you will need for the owner to either come with you to the installation appointment or provide a notarized statement authorizing installation of the device.  If other family members will be driving the vehicle, they should come with you to the appointment for training.


How often do I have to report to the vendor’s service center?  After the initial installation of the ignition interlock, you will be required to report to the vendor’s service center at least every 30 days.  During these visits, the vendor will download all data from the datalogger and calibrate the device.  You are responsible for making these monthly monitoring appointments with the vendor.


How much does the ignition interlock cost?  Installation and monthly calibration costs vary by vendor and you are encouraged to compare prices and devices.  You may also purchase optional insurance to cover damage or theft of the unit.  There is no charge for device removal.  


What happens if I miss my monitoring appointment?  State law requires that your ignition interlock be serviced at least every 30 days.  If you miss an appointment, you will be charged a rescheduling fee.  Also, if you miss an appointment and delay too long, you may be “locked out” by the device, possibly requiring that your vehicle be towed into the service center at your expense.


What are the penalties for not complying with the ignition interlock program?  Your ASAP case manager and the ignition interlock vendor will review the conditions of your probation and the terms of the interlock program.  You will be required to sign a participation agreement.  Violations include positive BACs on breath tests, failing to submit to a test when required, failing to submit to a test when required, failing to report to the vendor’s service center for required appointments, tampering with the ignition interlock device or otherwise attempting to circumvent it, and driving a vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlock.  Some of these violations may result in additional criminal charges.  Remember, you must have no alcohol-related violations during your ignition interlock requirement.  All violations will be reported to your ASAP case manager and may result in your return to court for noncompliance.


Can I change interlock vendors?  Once you have selected a vendor, you will generally be required to use the same vendor for at least six months.  Authorization to change vendors will only be granted if it can be shown that there was a problem with the service provided by the original vendor.


What if I have a complaint?  If you experience any problems related to your device or service, you should first advise the vendor or your ASAP case manager.  If your problem is not successfully resolved, you may contact the director of your assigned ASAP.  The Commission on VASAP is available for you at (804)786-5895 if your problem is not resolved by one of the means referenced above.


The cost for RAASAP to monitor for this type of service is $50 per month and is separate from the monthly calibration cost to the interlock vendor.  To seek this service please complete the following “Application for RAASAP Services”.  You may view and print the Ignition Interlock Agreement for service. 

    

If you are an out of state resident who has the Ignition Interlock requirement to complete and was convicted in the jurisdictions of the RAASAP you may apply for services by US mail.  Complete the following “Application for RAASAP Services and mail it with a $50 money order and copy of the title or registration of the vehicle you plan to install the device on. 

Video: ASAP Ignition Interlock Agreement

License Restoration Evaluations

 Virginia Code 46.2-360 directs the local ASAP to complete a License Restoration Evaluation for court review when a habitual/DUI, 3rd offender petitions the local court for restoration of driving privilege.  The Rappahannock Area ASAP completes evaluations for persons petitioning King George, Caroline, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties, and Fredericksburg city. 


The evaluation process includes:

1.  The cost for the evaluation service is $225.00 due in money order made out to RAASAP or debit/credit card (with proper ID). The payment must be made prior to being scheduled for an appointment. 

2. Please call for an appointment and to be further prepared you may complete the Restoration Habitual/DUI 3rd Offender Evaluation paperwork and bring it with your payment to the office at the time of your appointment. 

3. The interviews are conducted on Tuesday afternoons.  

4.  The investigative process for the completion of the evaluation takes sixty (60) days from the interview date.  The court hearing must be set by you or your attorney with at least sixty (60) days from your interview appointment at the Rappahannock Area ASAP.  Failure to allot enough time for the evaluation to be completed will result in RAASAP filing a request to the court to have your case continued to a later date.


If you have further questions or you live out of the Commonwealth of Virginia contact the Rappahannock Area Alcohol Safety Action Program at 540-645-6310.  Identify to the receptionist that you would like to speak to someone about a License Restoration Evaluations.

VASAP Guidelines for License Restoration

VASAP Guidelines for License Restoration

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Listed below are some of the key (minimum) VASAP criteria considered to determine suitability for full or partial restoration:

No DUI Convictions

  • All court costs, fines or judgments paid or in a valid payment plan
  • No drug or alcohol related charges or convictions
  • Completion of Driver Improvement Program

1 DUI Conviction

  • At least 12 months of verifiable abstinence from drugs and alcohol
  • No alcohol- or drug-related criminal convictions within the previous 12 months
  • No conviction for violating the revocation order within the past 3 years

2 DUI Convictions

  • At least 12 months of verifiable abstinence from drugs and alcohol
  • No alcohol- or drug-related criminal convictions within the previous 3 years
  • No conviction for violating the revocation order within the past 3 years

3 or more DUI Convictions, or DUIs involving maiming and/or manslaughter

  • At least 2 years of verifiable abstinence from drugs and alcohol
  • No alcohol- or drug-related criminal convictions within the previous 3 years
  • No conviction for violating the revocation order within the past 3 years
  • Enroll in VASAP for a minimum of 12 months to complete program requirements and supervision
  • Complete a minimum of six consecutive months of ignition interlock without violation

Out of state dui or non-vasap enrollment

Additional Information

If you are a resident of Fredericksburg City, Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania or Stafford counties and you have been convicted of a DUI or received a deferred disposition in another state or while on Federal property, the Rappahannock Area Alcohol Safety Action Program may be able to assist you with services.  Rappahannock Area ASAP is the local certified VASAP office in your hometown.  


The Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP) is the Commonwealth’s program where all Virginia Driving Under the Influence offender’s are required to attend.  Our probation services are outlined on the Home and Probation pages on this website. 


To seek services for an out of state DUI or deferred judgment you may complete the application below with the following information and mail it to the Rappahannock Area ASAP office:

1)  documentation of the conviction or charge you have had in the other state,

2)  the requirements of the other state and

3)  the agency and address of who to report to. 

The cost of the program is $400 due in either money order or debit/credit cards are now accepted for the full balance owed.  You may download the Application for RAASAP Services to complete and bring to the RAASAP Office with the above information. 

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Probation Programs

Additional Information

Rappahannock Area Alcohol Safety Action Program (RAASAP) probation services include DUI, alcohol related reckless driving, probation before judgment, driving after consumption, misdemeanor drug/alcohol offenses, probation for habitual/DUI 3rd offenders restored to restricted driving privilege and out of state DUI convictions/deferred judgments.

 

Each participant referred to the Rappahannock Area ASAP is assessed, placed into an intervention program specific to their level of individual need, and monitored throughout participation.  If at any time during the assigned probation monitoring a participant experiences continued problems with alcohol or drug abuse, reassessment and intervention for the problem is initiated for appropriate services. 


An individual intake screening is important to determine the level of intervention needed to assist a participant in recognizing the substance abuse problem that has gotten them into trouble and to learn healthy behaviors to avoid future consequences.  At the intake appointment, the participant watches a short orientation video that explains to them more about the ASAP program and what they can expect while involved in ASAP.  Clients then meet on an individual basis with a case manager for an evaluation to set up their specific program.  ASAP is not a cookie cutter program and consists of more than just attendance in a 10 week class.  During their intake, a client is classified as either “Education”, “Intensive Education” or “Treatment”. The Rappahannock Area ASAP is certified through the Commission on VASAP and adheres to the classification guidelines in screening all participants referred for probation service: 


o  Education - This program is intended for the first-time DUI offenders who do not exhibit any substantial problems with substance use/abuse, nor do they exhibit any signs of tolerance to alcohol and or other drugs. The program includes 20 hours of classroom education taught from a standardized, evidence based curriculum approved by the Commission on VASAP.  The class meets once a week for ten weeks.


o  Intensive Education - This program is intended for the first time offenders who exhibit problems with alcohol/drugs without appearing addicted or exhibiting addictive use patterns. This classification includes groups specifically focused to either alcohol or drugs but both groups address poly drug abuse. The program includes 20 hours of classroom education taught from a standardized, evidence based curriculum approved by the Commission on VASAP.  The class meets once a week for ten weeks.


o  Treatment - This program is for the offenders with multiple DUI/drug offenses. It is also for those clients who exhibit tolerance to alcohol/drugs and serious problems related to abusive patterns of use. The program includes substance abuse treatment specific to the participants level of need (ie: detoxification, in-patient or inpatient therapy), 8 hours of classroom education taught from a standardized, evidence based curriculum approved by the Commission on VASAP, and regular attendance to a sobriety based community support group. 


Classes are held once a week in two-hour sessions.  Class times are 5PM and 7PM on weekdays and 8AM on Saturdays; availability of each class varies. Placement into class is discussed at the intake appointment with availability reviewed at that time.  


Scheduled intake appointments are held weekday mornings from 8AM until 10:00AM or directly upon conviction up until 2:30PM Monday thru Thursday.  Call the Rappahannock Area ASAP office 540-645-6310 to schedule an intake appointment or to discuss availability of an intake appointment upon conviction.


BENEFITS OF PRE-ENROLLMENT


 The Code of Virginia actually suggests pre-enrollment in code section 18.2 – 271.1.  It states that a client may “at any time prior to trial, enter into an alcohol safety action program in the judicial district in which such charge is brought”.


Pre-enrollment allows a client to come in to ASAP on a volunteer basis since they have not actually been convicted yet.  They will complete all paperwork and enroll just the same way as someone who has been convicted.  Then, they will be assessed and begin their program.  The clients are requested to notify their case manager when their court dates are and the outcome as well.  At the individual’s request a progress report can be made available to the court on the trial date.


When a client enrolls prior to conviction, this reduces the time between the offense and the intervention.  Sometimes, it can take months to get a conviction due to continuances and this just prolongs the amount of time that a client is without any intervention.


Another benefit to pre-enrollment is that the client is able to start working on their ASAP program and receiving services that are vital to their recovery.  Every day wasted between the offense and the conviction date is time that the client could be working to complete ASAP.  Since it is mandatory, why not start as soon as possible?


If you are interested in enrolling prior to your hearing date bring a copy of your warrant which reflects what you have been charged with and a $450 money order to the Rappahannock Area Alcohol Safety Action Program Office at 12 Chatham Heights Rd., Suite 102, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405.  Screening for pre-enrolling is Monday through Friday from 8AM to 11AM or 12PM to 3PM and does not require an appointment.

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DIP & RADEP Information

DIP

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RADEP

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Driver Improvement Program

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Driver Improvement at RAASAP

 

The Driver Improvement Clinic offered by Rappahannock Area ASAP is a course designed to provide individuals with the latest knowledge and skills necessary to operate a motor vehicle on the highways of this 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 lead to traffic accidents. 

Class Information

 The classes offered at the Rappahannock Area ASAP office are designed to accommodate no more than eighteen (18) students.  All necessary materials are provided for the students. The instructor is certified through the Commission on VASAP. 


Topics taught include: 

  • Situational awareness
  • Communicating with other drivers
  • Adjusting your speed
  • Traffic and visibility conditions
  • Keeping a safe margin
  • Maintaining your vehicle and 
  • Handling difficult driving situations and mechanical failure

Safe Driving Points

Virginia applies the uniform demerit point system to all drivers convicted, or found innocent in the case of juveniles, for traffic offenses committed. Demerit points are based on the severity of the offense and potential hazardous exposure to other people on the road. 


RAASAP's Driver Improvement Program is for drivers who are attempting to satisfy a court or DMV requirement to avoid suspension of their driving privileges.  Therefore this course cannot be used to earn safe driving points. 

How to Enroll

You may register in person at our location or by fax ((540) 645-6304).  We accept money order, check or debit/credit card payments.   You may also register by mail by completing the DIP Application and mail it in with a $50.00 money order. Please indicate the date you wish to participate on the application form.    


Pre-registration and payment are required in order to have a seat reserved in the class.  Enrollment requests must be received and processed no later than the Thursday before the class.  If you did not receive some form of confirmation by the Thursday before the class start date, contact the office to confirm enrollment.  

Upcoming Driver Improvement Clinic Dates

2019 Dates:


  • August 11
  • AUGUST 25 - * NEW *
  • September 29
  • November 17


All Driver Improvement Program sessions are held on Sundays, from 8AM until 5PM.


Please understand that while we strive to maintain the schedule above, the dates provided are subject to change based on enrollment.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Reckless Aggressive Driving Education Program (RADEP)

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RADEP at RAASAP

This program is for those who have engaged in acts of reckless driving such as following too closely, failing to yield, improper lane changing, improper passing, disobeying signs and signals, and speeding, especially in relation to road and traffic conditions. These behaviors may lead to crashes, collisions (especially at intersections) and “road rage”. 


 RADEP is a 12-hour program offered for persons charged with non-alcohol related reckless and/or aggressive driving offenses. The program is presented in one 8-hour session (Segment One) and one 4-hour session (Segment Two). 


 The cost of this 12-hour program is $125.00.  Click here for a RADEP application. You may use this form to enroll by mail. Registration by mail must be accompanied with a money order, for payment of the fee, to reserve a seat.  Enrollment requests must be received and processed no later than the Thursday before the class.  If you did not receive some form of confirmation by the Thursday before the class start date, please contact the office to confirm enrollment.  

Segment One: Driver Improvement Program (DIP)

This 8-hour segment is based on DMV approved VASAP Driver Improvement Curriculum and is satisfied through simultaneous enrollment in RAASAP's Driver Improvement Program (DIP).  Attendance and successful completion of this 8-hour segment is a prerequisite to participate in the 4-hour Reckless Aggressive session. 

Segment Two: RADEP

 This 4-hour segment addresses the many causes of reckless/aggressive driving and teaches methods to avoid situations which encourage dangerous driving behavior, including distracted driving. The participant will learn skills which can be used in everyday driving situations to safely negotiate the crowded roadways of Virginia. 

Upcoming RADEP Dates

Dates in 2019 for Segment One (DIP):

  • August 11
  • AUGUST 25  - * NEW *
  • September 29
  • November 17


Dates in 2019 for Segment Two (RADEP):

  • AUGUST 26 - * NEW *
  • September 30

Course Hours

Segment One : (Sundays) 8AM to 5PM


Segment Two: (Mondays) 5PM to 9PM

Reports

Various files of interest to the RAASAP community

RAASAP STAFF & CONTACT INFO

Kevin Ortegel

Kevin is the RAASAP Director and he handles RAASAP Operations, License Restorations, Fees, and Outreach.  His extension is 109, and his email is kortegel@raasap.com

Barbara VanSchoor

Barbara is RAASAP's Senior Case Manager and she handles Stafford County cases and serves as the Treatment Coordinator.  Her extension is 110, and her email is bvanschoor@raasap.com

Kevin Johnson

Kevin is the Case Manager for King George county.  He also handles out of state, DMV, and transfer-out cases to other ASAPs around Virginia.  His extension is 106, and his email is kjohnson@raasap.com

Mary Tressa

Mary is the Case Manager for Fredericksburg city and Spotsylvania county.  She also handles Restored Offenders.  Her extension is 111, and her email is mtressa@raasap.com

Alicia Kline

Alicia is the Case Manager for Caroline County and also handles transfer-in cases from other ASAPs around Virginia.  Her extension is 103, and her email is akline@raasap.com

Lys Reed

Lys is a Part-Time Case Manager and she handles intakes, class management, and Ignition Interlock Only cases.  Her extension is 102, and her email is lreed@raasap.com