Community anti-drug coalitions were approved by the Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana and established by the general assembly in 1989. The goal was to develop local coalitions in each of the 92 Indiana counties to assess and address local substance abuse issues. Coalitions comprised of individuals and community leaders representing different sectors in a community were encouraged to work together to reduce the negative impacts of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs on its residents.
Our organization uses funds received by the county from court fees associated with drug and alcohol fines. These funds are distributed to three different sectors in our community: prevention programs, intervention/treatment resources, and law enforcement through yearly grants. Our operating costs come from the generosity of the City of Lawrenceburg. CASA is the only local coordinating council that receives this type of funding from city government. We are also supported each year by the kindness of individual donors.
In order to effectively and efficiently provide our community with the best possible resources to fit their needs, we collaborate with our membership and community partners to create problem statements, identify initiatives, and facilitate action plans. This information is used to create a comprehensive community plan. This provides our organization with a framework to combat the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
CASA Problem statements 2021
CASA uses local data to identify three problem statements. We encourage you to identify how your program will address these statements.
Statement 1: Youth in Dearborn County use and misuse alcohol.
Statement 2: Youth in Dearborn County report low protective factors.
Statement 3: Lack of resources/access to resources for substance use disorders create barriers to accessing treatment and long-term recovery