[RICHMOND, VIRGINIA]--Across the Commonwealth, people are turning their cars into vehicles for change by sporting the Virginia’s newest specialized license plate: "Peace Begins at Home".
It's a simple message that reminds us all that violence is preventable. It's a small purchase that can have lasting change.
Proceeds from the new “Peace Begins at Home” special license plates will support Virginia's Building Healthy Futures Fund, which will help pay for violence prevention programs to educate Virginia's children about how to have healthy relationships.
The Building Healthy Futures Fund is a statewide partnership between the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (Virginia’s leading voice on sexual and domestic violence) and community-based sexual and domestic violence agencies across the Commonwealth.
“Sadly, 1 in 4 people in Virginia are directly affected by sexual or domestic violence before they reach the age of 18. Prevention programs that teach children early and often about respect help lower the chances that they will become perpetrators later," said Kristi VanAudenhove, Executive Director of the Action Alliance.
The Action Alliance will be hosting the Peace Begins at Home License Plate Launch Party today (April 25) 4pm-6pm at their offices in Richmond. Attorney General Mark Herring and Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran are scheduled to speak at the event in support of the plates.
“Prevention programs that promote healthier kids help build healthy futures in Virginia...and that’s good news for all of us,” remarked Attorney General Mark Herring.
The DMV began sending the new plates to those who place pre-orders for the plates. The plates are scheduled to be available on the DMV website by May 1.
Peace Begins at Home plates available at DMV website here.
For more information about the Action Alliance or the Building Healthy Futures Fund, visit www.vsdvalliance.org.