Creating Lasting Change
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”
― William Faulkner
Influencing policy can be one of the most effective ways of creating lasting change. The Virginia Collaborative is committed to providing timely information on state-level policy discussions and advising our state legislature as requested.
You can keep abreast of all of the legislation that is being presented and voted on in Richmond, search for bills, and even track certain bills by getting notified when things are moving!
In 2008, several community organizers joined together to strengthen education and advocacy efforts for substance abuse prevention programs in Virginia through the creation of Community Coalitions of Virginia (CCoVA). As a statewide coalition of coalitions, CCoVA represents large and small, rural and urban communities, working collaboratively to prevent and reduce substance abuse and related risk factors in Virginia communities that are measurable and improve quality of life. CoVA brings ideas, experience, compassion, and enthusiasm together to create a single organization committed to promoting the prevention and reduction of the effects of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs.