GA Dept. of Driving Services receives grant to help fund teen alcohol and drug awareness program | Families
ATLANTA, GA – News release from the Georgia Department of Driver Services
The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) announced today receipt of a grant award totaling $34,400 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) purposed for continued support of the State of Georgia Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP).
Jointly administered by the DDS and Georgia Department of Education, ADAP is a course designed to raise awareness among teens of the adverse effects of drugs and alcohol and to educate teens on the consequences of operating a motor vehicle while impaired.
The grant award will be used to fund one staff member who will be tasked with processing student workbook orders received through the online ADAP bookstore, shipping workbooks to schools, providing direct support to the over 1,000 ADAP instructors throughout the state, assisting teens with obtaining replacement certificates, and responding to customer email inquiries submitted through the “Ask ADAP” feature on the DDS website.
“DDS appreciates the continued grant support from GOHS. This particular funding will augment our efforts to provide effective alcohol and drug awareness programs for teens throughout the state,” said DDS Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier.
By law, teens under the age of 18 are required to complete ADAP in order to obtain their Class D Georgia driver’s license. Each year, approximately 132,000 teens complete ADAP.