Since 2010, Drive-To-Work has offered programs to sponsor organizations whose participants need to restore their driving privileges. The purpose of the program is to inform participants of the steps they need to take to get their license back. Once participants gain knowledge of the license restoration process, it reduces the anxiety about the challenges they may face. This seminar is a valuable new component to assist sponsoring organizations in their efforts to get their participants “job ready.”
'How to Get Your License Back' Seminars
Drive-To-Work developed a one-hour virtual seminar for persons that need to restore their driving privileges. The seminar provides all the information necessary to begin the re-licensing process, and an attorney is available to answer questions. During the seminar, each participant develops their personal checklist of steps that they need to take to restore their driver’s license. If they reach the point of needing legal assistance, they can apply to become clients of Drive-To-Work.
Pre-COVID, we presented in-person seminars to CARITAS Works program in Richmond, the WELCOME re-entry program of the Richmond Department of Justice Services, Rubicon, and the Henrico County Drug Court Program. Since 2014, Drive-To-Work has collaborated with the Virginia Department of Corrections to provide this service as part of the Department’s Adult Reentry Initiative. Seminars on “How to Get Your License Back” are presented to offenders expected to be released within six months.