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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, March 15, 2011
DMV 2 Go Helps Teens at Juvenile Detention Center Re-enter Society
ID Cards, Driver's Licenses Available at New Mobile Unit
RICHMOND - DMV 2 Go, a new mobile customer service center, will provide all DMV services to teens at the James River Juvenile Detention Center in Goochland on Tuesday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DMV staff will assist with services specific to juveniles. For example, teens may need advice on the requirements to obtain a Virginia identification card or driver's license. Knowledge and road tests will be available, which are required for a first-time license. DMV staff can also advise youth on driving laws specific to teens such as curfew, passenger and cell phone restrictions.
"DMV and the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice are partnering in this effort to help these teens fulfill their obligations to society," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. "We anticipate that many of the youngsters will apply for an ID card or driver's license, which will provide identification for them to find employment or open a bank account when they return to society."
After visiting the James River Juvenile Detention Center, DMV 2 Go will continue to provide services outside the Goochland County Administration Building on April 6 and 7, and again on April 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Goochland DMV Select recently closed and the mobile unit is temporarily providing services to county residents. The unit will provide DMV services to George Mason University students and Greater Richmond YMCA child care parents in April.
At no cost, DMV acquired the 1990 recreational vehicle with an odometer reading of 11,000 miles from another state agency that no longer used the unit. "DMV has recycled this vehicle into a mobile DMV office, giving it a new life of service for Virginia's citizens," Holcomb said.
The handicapped-accessible full service office provides all DMV transactions including disabled parking placards or plates, vehicle titles, license plates and decals. If Virginians have recently moved, they can stop in to update their address on their DMV record, and also update their voter registration address and organ donor status. Customers can search for other state services through a wireless Virginia Internet portal.
Currently, DMV 2 Go is scheduling visits to assisted living facilities and retirement communities, university and college campuses, and businesses. Anyone who is interested in DMV 2 Go visits should go to www.dmvNOW.com or call 804-840-1982 for more information.