In 1986, the General Assembly established a Commission on VASAP to formulate and maintain standards to be observed by local ASAPs and to allocate funds to programs with budget deficits. The Commission is composed of 15 members who offer a broad range of knowledge and experience to effectively administer the ASAP system as provided in Section 18.2-271.2 of the Code of Virginia.
The Commission on VASAP, through the Executive Director, is responsible for the administration of the state system and overseeing the operations of the local ASAPs and for ensuring local program adherence to promulgated policies and procedures. In addition, the Commission on VASAP is responsible for oversight of Virginia’s Ignition Interlock Program. There are currently three state-approved vendors in the Commonwealth to include Drager, LifeSafer, and Smart Start. The Commission works to ensure that interlock vendors and participants abide by the Virginia Code and state ignition interlock regulations. A copy of the Virginia interlock regulations can be found here.
We are busy here at the Commission on VASAP as we have set a high standard, one in which we will not compromise in maintaining. We are focused on five target component areas to include Education, Adjudication, Case Management, Offender Intervention, Public Information, and Evaluation & Certification. Each of these target component areas are equally important in reaching our goal of reducing impaired driving-related crashes. Furthermore, it is crucial for ASAP employees strictly adhere to our ASAP Core Values. These values encompass enthusiastic promotion of ASAP services, empowering others, sharing knowledge, delivering services efficiently, protecting confidential information, respecting others, being accountable, demonstrating integrity, being a team player, and treating others with dignity. We expect all employees to embody these values in their daily interactions and responsibilities, ensuring a positive and productive work culture at ASAP.
The Commission partnered with the VCU Performance Management Group on a study into the financial stability of the state-wide ASAP program. We encourage you to read the report here.