SAFE is a mandatory, court-ordered program designed for teens 15 to 18 who are charged with a first-time alcohol or substance abuse offense. The program is sponsored by Inova Fairfax Hospital and the Fairfax Alcohol Safety Action Program, in cooperation with the 19th Judicial District Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
Participating teenagers take part in:
- A program overview and group discussion
- A discussion with a medical examiner about alcohol and drug-related fatalities
- Three hours on a weekend night in the Inova Fairfax Hospital trauma ICU, orthopedic and neuroscience units, with a trained counselor observing patients and talking with victims of alcohol and drug-related crashes
For more information about SAFE, contact 703-776-3259.