Drive To Work
1735 Summit Avenue
Richmond VA 23230
Mission Statement

The mission of Drive-To-Work is to assist low income and previously incarcerated persons to restore their drivers’ licenses so they can drive to work and keep a job. We provide the legal services of attorneys to eligible individuals to remove the causes of their license suspensions. With their licenses restored, individuals are able to obtain and retain jobs previously off limits to them, thus improving their individual incomes and social status and converting many persons from burdens on their communities to contributors to society. Drive-To-Work is the only firm, program or organization in Virginia (and perhaps elsewhere) providing assistance of this type and on this basis.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. O. Randolph Rollins
Board Chair Mr. George W. Foresman
Board Chair Company Affiliation Highland Risk and Crisis Solutions, Ltd
Contact Information
Address 1735 Summit Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
Telephone 804 358-6727 26
Fax 804 358-7000
E-mail Info@Drivetowork.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2007
Site Visit No
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
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Projected Revenue $552,000.00
Projected Expenses $542,808.00
Statements
Mission

The mission of Drive-To-Work is to assist low income and previously incarcerated persons to restore their drivers’ licenses so they can drive to work and keep a job. We provide the legal services of attorneys to eligible individuals to remove the causes of their license suspensions. With their licenses restored, individuals are able to obtain and retain jobs previously off limits to them, thus improving their individual incomes and social status and converting many persons from burdens on their communities to contributors to society. Drive-To-Work is the only firm, program or organization in Virginia (and perhaps elsewhere) providing assistance of this type and on this basis.

Impact
  • Current Accomplishments. Drive-To-Work's top three accomplishments are:

1.       Restoring the driving privileges for hundreds of working people.  Since Drive-To-Work began in 2007, it has received over 9,511 applications for services, served 1,398 clients and restored driving privileges for 489 individuals (as of December 2014).  Few charitable causes can show such concrete and beneficial outcomes.  When you consider, for example, the "unskilled helper" making $8.00 an hour who moved up to master plumber at $18.50 just by getting his license back, it is easy to see the positive benefit for individuals.

2.       Obtaining five legislative changes to Virginia law authorizing restricted licenses, which permit suspended drivers to drive to and from work and keep their jobs.  As a result, they are able to earn money to support their families, pay fines and child support and meet their other obligations.

3.       Obtaining an amendment of the Virginia Code to permit adults who have failed the DMV written examination three times to take and 8-hour "re-examination course" (rather than the previous 30-hour course); licensing the curriculum to 20 driver training schools for use in courses offered to their students
4.      Developing a "Driver License Preparation Program" for use by the Virginia Department of Corrections with offenders scheduled for release in six months.  The purpose of the Program is to familiarize offenders with the process of getting their licenses back upon release based on their individual DMV records, thus giving them a head start.  The Program also offers offenders the opportunity to obtain information on court fines and complete a driver improvement clinic before they are released. This Program was presented at two correctional centers of the Department of Corrections during 2014; at 9 correctional centers during 2016 and continues thru 2017 at 12 correctional centers.
Needs

 Future Goals

 1.  Expansion with satellite offices into other areas of Virginia, based on the current existence of demand for our services.  Expansion possibilities include Hampton Roads, where we are currently evaluating our opportunities; and Northern Virginia. 
A pro Bono partnership with the legal department of a large public company located in Richmond and Northern Virginia and with several law firms in Hampton Roads will enable us to expand.
  2.  Responding to a Request for Proposal from Department of Corrections, which wishes to offer our successfully-tested "Driver License Preparation Program" at six other correctional centers.
 3.   Offering the "Driver License Preparation Program" to two local and regional jails in the Central Virginia region an a pilot basis.
 4.  Participation in a legislative study of the impact of unpaid fines on low income and previously incarcerated persons'  ability to get a driver's license and the barrier it creates to such person' getting or keeping a job.
Background
   History and Operations.  Drive-To-Work is a Virginia non-profit corporation formed in March 2007 by O. Randolph Rollins, a former Virginia Secretary of Public Safety, a lawyer and a retired partner of McGuireWoods, LLP.  It currently has a 14 member Board of Directors.
All members except Mr. Rollins are not affiliated with Drive-To-Work   We operate from an office in Richmond located on public transit routes and near the headquarters of the Virginia DMV, with satellite offices in Petersburg and Lynchburg.  We handle cases before the courts throughout the Central Virginia region.  In matters not requiring court appearances, we can assist in all areas of the state.
   Staffing for Drive-To-Work is under the direction of Mr. Rollins.  Drive-To-Work's administrative staff consists of an office manager/bookkeeper, an administrative assistant/scheduler, client service manager/ legal assistant.  Volunteer attorneys from the area are called on to assist as necessary.  Paralegal support is provided pro bono by legal assistants of McGuireWoods, LLP.
   License Restoration Process.  Re-instating a suspended license is not simple.  There are no short cuts: everyone -rich or poor- must meet the safe driving and/or financial requirements for license reinstatement, which are  ususlly much greater than when getting a license for the first time.  If a person's license is suspended for multiple reasons or in several jurisdictions - invariably the case with low income and previously incarcerated persons, the differing and often overlapping legal requirements can be challenging for anyone, but especially for those with less education, financial resources and available time.
   To restore an individual's license, Drive-To-Work first assesses the causes of a license suspension and the resources available for solving them.  These issues may involve unpaid fines, defaulted child support payments, court-ordered suspensions for specific traffic violations and license suspensions for illegal drug convictions.  We then resolve problems step-by-step.  All issues  must be addressed before a person becomes eligible to take the driver's test.  The individual must then pass the test and pay any re-instatement fees.  At that point, DMV grants a new or renewed license, or issues a restricted license.
CEO Statement
   Unlike the very visible plight of the unemployed, the homeless and the sick, there is no outward sign that a person lacks a valid driver's license.  In fact, most citizens take a license for granted.  But the consequences are enormous-for the individuals and also for their families and their employers.
   Since 2007, Drive-To-Work has worked to change this.  It has helped hundreds of people to restore their driving privileges.  Many have moved on to new jobs, new responsibilities and better pay.  They have become better family members and better citizens.  If previously incarcerated, they have succeeded in reentering society.  For a modest investment of money and application of some unique legal expertise, their lives are vastly improved. 
   As the only organization which helps working people to re-instate their driver's licenses, we ask for and welcome support from donors who want to reduce unemployment and recidivism through work, and partnerships with governments and non-profit organizations helping low income persons get back into the work force.
Board Chair Statement

My father was a wise country lawyer.  He would often say "I can treat you  fairly or equally, but not both."  He argued for "Second Chances" when the client's remorse was real and their commitment to redemption solid.  I like to think that both concepts are reflected in Drive-To-Work's ethos. Every client gets a fair shake.  But every person and each case is different.  The services are customized to the person and his circumstances.  Importantly, it is a partnership where those seeking a second chance get a "hand-up" and not simply a "hand-out."  The more efforts Drive-To-Work clients put into restoring their driver's  license - the higher the chance is that they will succeed.  Our role is to enable that successful second chance.

 
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Ashland
Chester
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Dinwiddie County
Ettrick
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Matoaka
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County
Prince George County
Sussex County
Charles City County
Gloucester County
King and Queen County
Lancaster County
Louisa County
Mathews County
Middlesex County
New Kent County
Northumberland County
Charlottesville-Albermarle
Hampton Roads
Northern Neck
Northern Virginia
Shenandoah Valley
Southside Virginia
Southwest Virginia
Statewide
Metro Richmond
Drive-To-Work provides full services throughout Central Virginia, including Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover, Goochland, Powhatan, New Kent, Charles City, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Hopewell  Prince George, Dinwiddie and Sussex.  We can perform some services (but not court appearances) in other regions of the state.  When additional satellite offices and volunteers are obtained, we will be able to provide full services throughout Virginia.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. George W. Foresman
Company Affiliation Highland Risk and Crisis Solutions, Ltd
Term Nov 2013 to Dec 2017
Email gforesman2@verizon.net
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mary Dalton Baril Esq.McGuireWoods, LLP
Cassandra S. Conover Esq.Petersburg Commonwealth's Attorney
Mr. Preston Dillard Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley, LLC
Mr. Ray Brown Duggins retired
Mr. F. Stephen Fishel Accountant, self employed
Mr. George W. Foresman Highland Risk and Crisis Solutions, Ltd.
Ms. Yvonne Patricia Haynes LCSWBehavioral Consultant
Ms. Carolyn Kalantari University of Virginia
Mr. Charles J. Kehoe Juvenile & Criminal Justice Consultant
G. Manoli Loupassi Esq.VA House of Delegates
Margaret Nelson Esq.M. A. Nelson, Law; VA State Bar
Mr Julien G Patterson Omniplex World Services, Inc.
Mr. O. Randolph Rollins Esq.Drive to Work
Mr. William C. Thornton Jr.Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 62
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 36
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Marketing
Other Boards
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Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. O. Randolph Rollins
Experience O. Randolph Rollins, is a former Virginia Secretary of Public Safety, a lawyer and a retired partner of McGuireWoods, LLP.  At McGuireWoods, he represented public companies in corporate securities and mergers.  He now concentrates motor vehicle and traffic law, with unique knowledge of DMV practices and ASAP procedures.  He serves on other non-profit boards, including Covenant Woods Retirement Community, The Virginia State Bar Council, and The American Civil War Museum. 
Staff
Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 1
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 100
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted July 2011
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations
McGuireWood LLP provides paralegal support. We have user agreements with Virginia DMV and Virginia State Police 
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Hill-Tucker Public Service AwardRichmond Bar Association2009
Virginia Leaders in the Law HonoreeVirginia Lawyers Weekly2014
Programs
Description
   1.  Assist low income and previously incarcerated persons to restore their driver's licenses in order to drive to work, obtain and hold a job and become productive members of the community.  Typically, a worker's income will increase at least 25% when the worker obtains a license, due to promotion, additional job assignments and rate increases.
   2.  Offer a curriculum for an 8-hour driver license re-examination course for use by driver training schools for persons who have failed DMV's written examination, and thus prevent having to take a 30-hour costly "re-examination" course before taking the test a fourth time
   3.  Provide advice to legislative committees and government leaders to improve Virginia's motor vehicle laws.
   4.  Educate workforce development agencies and offender reentry assistance organizations on how to assist persons to obtain driver's licenses. 
   5.  Group seminars on how to get your license back for persons participating in offender re-entry programs.
Budget $300,000.00
Short Term Success
Drive-To-Work strives to help eligible individuals get their driver's licenses restored.  The time required varies per case, based on complexity and the individual's resourses and commitment, with the period ranging from a few weeks to over a year.  Historically, approximately 25% of persons signing up as clients succeed in getting a license. 
CEO/ED/Board Comments
Our license restoration service is very popular and our challenge is to find the right organization and funding sources to support its growth, both in volume and geography.  Our learner's permit study course is new and soon to be launched.  Challenge is to market the program and demonstrate its unique value, compared to other courses.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $552,000.00
Projected Expenses $542,808.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$124,148--$48,110
Government Contributions$75,000$75,000$75,000
Federal------
State----$75,000
Local------
Unspecified$75,000$75,000--
Individual Contributions$73,231$142,138$40,922
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$153,091$180,360$160,998
Investment Income, Net of Losses$26$9$9
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$50----
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$296,338$262,925$235,636
Administration Expense$45,329$41,738$37,683
Fundraising Expense$39,260$23,432$35,815
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.121.211.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%80%76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue14%11%22%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$169,280$120,748$69,178
Current Assets$99,755$119,848$68,469
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$15,173$11,260$29,102
Total Net Assets$154,107$109,488$40,076
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities6.5710.642.35
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 05/2015View