Dedicated to reducing the number
of teen Traffic Violations by providing an educational
Initiative for courts to utilize when dealing with teen
Board of Directors:
William R. Richardson (Founder)
Bill Richardson grew up in the Atlanta area and at the age
of 19 moved to Michigan with his family. There he began a career in Law Enforcement with the Oakland
County Sheriff Department. He met his wife Diane and soon moved back to
the Atlanta area. He joined the Gwinnett County Police Department and served
25 years prior to his retiring. He obtained a Criminal Justice Degree at
Brenau University. Bill has raised two boys who are
in their twenties.
Several years prior to retirement Bill began a program
on the department called "It
Won't Happen To Me". This program was designed to use the stories
of the lives of teenagers who lost their lives in teen driving related car crashes
to educate teens of the consequences of making the wrong decisions while driving. This
program became very successful and funding for the printing of the book was picked
up by the Governors Office of Safety and continued
for four years till his retirement in 2004.
Toward the end of 2004 Bill was requested to form a Teen Victim Impact Program by the Solicitor of Gwinnett County. Through the cooperative effort of It Won’t Happen To Me, The Teen Victim Impact Program was developed and began January 2006. In 2009 TVIP was incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Also during 2009 The City of Johns Creek requested we start a TVIP for their court. That program began in July 2009. January of 2011 we have begun our Teen Victim Impact Program in the City of Atlanta, and Athens GA. We will begin a TVIP Program in Platte City MO. In March of 2011. We are currently working of developing a program in Paulding County GA.
David Robertson is a native of Savannah
and has lived in Atlanta, Georgia since 1981. He graduated
from Georgia Tech with a degree in Chemical Engineering.
He obtained his law degree from the University of Georgia.
David is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. David is
admitted to practice in the Georgia Court of Appeals, the
Supreme Court of Georgia, and the United States Supreme Court.
He is also a member of the United States Patent Bar.
Holly is the mother of Billy Foulke, one of the teens featured
in our presentation as well as our book. She is a native
of Atlanta. She grew up in Avondale Estates and has lived
in the metro area her entire life. She was fortunate enough
to be a stay-at-home Mom for several years, before beginning
a rewarding career with Delta Air Lines. She became a flight
attendant in 1995.
She has enjoyed traveling the world with
Billy and his sister, Alexis. Billy died on June 8, 2006
in a single car accident. Neither him nor the driver were
wearing their seatbelts. Both were ejected from the vehicle
and killed instantly. Holly has found speaking to the teens
to be a great tool for working through her grief. Holly
and Alexis currently reside in Snellville, GA.
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