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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the You’ve Got A Friend Foundation?

The You’ve Got A Friend Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1998 to develop a partnership between the community and local law enforcement. The foundation aims to promote positive images, roles, and values of law enforcement involving youth and the community.

What is the vision of the You’ve Got A Friend Foundation?

The foundation envisions a community where law enforcement reaches out to say, “we’re here to serve you and we do care.” It aims to be an effective catalyst for positive community growth and change, bonding youth, parents, individuals, schools, churches, civic organizations, businesses, communities, and law enforcement together in a “Community Partnership.”

What is the history of the You’ve Got A Friend Foundation?

The foundation was established in 1998 as a community youth outreach program serving the Charlottesville and Albemarle County communities. Its signature event, the “You’ve Got a Friend” Day, was originally created in 1994 for the Charlottesville Police Officers Association.

What is the mission of the You’ve Got A Friend Foundation?

The foundation’s mission is to promote positive images of law enforcement, reinforce that law enforcement was created to protect and serve everyone equally, promote collaboration between law enforcement agencies and communities, and encourage unity among law enforcement agencies and departments throughout the Commonwealth and Nation.

How can I collaborate with the You’ve Got A Friend Foundation?

The foundation believes in working together for the development of youth, who are the future of our country. It emphasizes family values, trust, teamwork, education, leadership, and communication. You can reach out to the foundation to learn more about how you can contribute.

How does the You’ve Got A Friend Foundation address juvenile crime and substance abuse?

The foundation believes that juvenile crime and substance abuse, often caused by declining family and moral values and fueled by the lack of community involvement, can be addressed by providing a safe and productive environment for youth. The foundation works towards this goal through its various programs and initiatives.