Citizens Against Substance Abuse or CASA is the local coordinating council for a drug free Dearborn County, Indiana. Since 1989, committed and active Dearborn County citizens have been improving lives through substance abuse awareness. Here you will find information regarding our efforts to make Dearborn County a safe drug free place to live, work and play. You can view our Public Service announcements, help us by taking our parents survey or use our links to other informative sites. Be sure to check out our events calendar where you will find our meeting dates and other activities. The keyword in our name is Citizens, it is people like yourself that will make our county and it’s residents aware of the tragedy of substance abuse and the measures to counter it.
Our organization has grown steadily, especially in the last few years. CASA humbly began with 8 members and now we have thirty plus members who attend our meetings on a regular basis. We became a Drug Free Community Grantee in 2006 and that helped us focus on addressing youth issues in the community. We were named Coalition of the Year in 2007 by the Coalition for a Drug Free Greater Cincinnati.
Working with Lawrenceburg and South Dearborn High Schools’ SADD chapters as well as East Central’s FCCLA, we have held Youth Summits each year since 2008 and in 2010 we formed the Dearborn County Youth Ambassadors. Five students from all three high schools make up the group and they work very hard to address substance abuse in their peers.
We are proud of all the partnerships we have developed in the community because we know it will take all of us to effectively change the face of substance abuse among our citizens. Each year brings new challenges and we invite you to become part of the solution.