Thursday, November 20, 2014
~New Public Service Announcement to be utilized by Richmond Public Schools and Others~
Who: Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Herring
Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden
What: Reveal of Public Service Announcement touting anti-drug message
When: Monday, November 24, 2014
Where: City Hall
2nd Floor Large Conference Room
900 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
BACKGROUND: Celebrities often face court-ordered community service sentences for minor violations. Community service may involve picking up litter, public appearances at schools, lectures, or some other type of public service for a set number of hours to satisfy a conviction.
Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Herring has negotiated with a recent offender with star power to instead participate in a public service announcement (PSA) that can reach exponentially more people, and especially youth. Herring will reveal the PSA at an upcoming news conference, along with School Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden, who intends to utilize the PSA throughout the school system.
Posted by Office of the Press Secretary to the Mayor at 4:20 PM