Dedicated to reducing the number of teen Traffic Violations by providing an educational Initiative for courts to utilize when dealing with teen traffic violators.
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 retirement. He obtained a Criminal Justice Degree at Brenau University. Bill has raised two boys who are in their thirties and two grandsons.
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 Gwinnett county. In 2009 TVIP was incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. January of 2011 we began our Teen Victim Impact Program in the City of Atlanta, and Athens GA. and have since grown to include Bartow, Chatham, Dekalb, Henry, Paulding, and Rockdale Counties. A Substance Abuse Program has recently been developed to be used by courts, schools, and colleges and will start in early 2014.
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 seat belts. 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.
William R. Richardson (Founder)
Bill currently handles the Bartow and Chatham County Programs.
Dan is currently employed as a Sargent with the Gwinnett County Police Department. Dan has a passion to educate young people about driving having seen so many teens seriously injured or killed due to car crashes. Dan currently handles the Athens-Clark County Program.
Bill Mabrey is a retired real estate broker. He and his wife Donna own and manage several residential rental properties. He is a father and grandfather that has successfully raised five teenagers. He has supported, volunteered or worked for It Won’t Happen to Me and the Teen Victim Impact Program since its inception in 2006. Bill is passionate about having an impact on the life altering decisions and choices that our young drivers are making. Bill currently handles the Atlanta Municipal Court Program as well as the Dekalb, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale County Programs.
Is a retired Lieutenant from the Gwinnett County Police Department after 25 years of service. He and his wife Connie have two daughter and three grandchildren. He became involved because having seen so many lives lost due to car crashes during his law enforcement experience and especially after having lost three family members killed in car crashes he wants to make a difference. Mike handles our Gwinnett Program.
In addition to our program speakers we also have administrative staff that check in the attendees and guest that come to our programs.
Diane Richardson (Staff Coordinator)