Thursday, November 20, 2014

Commonwealth’s Attorney to Show Anti-Drug Message


~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
                10 a.m.

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.