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									Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana
                 A Division of the




              Comprehensive Community Plan
      County: Decatur

      LCC: Community Action Coalition

      Date Due: June 30, 2009

      Date Submitted:

      New Plan              Plan Update




      LCC Contact: Tina Hoeing
      Address: 6152 E. State Road 46
      City: Greensburg, IN 47240
      Phone: 812-662-6096
      Email: thoeing@yahoo.com

      County Commissioners:
      Address: 150 Courthouse Square, Suite 133
      City: Greensburg
      Zip Code: 47240
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                                 Plan Summary

Mission Statement:
The CAC works to decrease substance abuse and related behaviors by promoting healthy
choices in Decatur County.


History:
The Decatur County Local Coordinating Council was formed in 1991. The LCC voted to do
business as the Association for Substance Abuse Prevention and adopted the acronym
ASAP as its logo. Nearly 100 leaders throughout Decatur County met to discuss the vision
for our county. The Community Action Coalition learned that many organizations
throughout Decatur County were already working on some of the same issues and, in
order to make the best use of time and effort, they needed to know what each of these
organizations were doing so that each group could build on the other’s work instead of
each doing the same thing. In order to do this, a Coordinator was hired in May, 1994 to
inventory services available in the public and private sector, coordinate public relations,
and work closely with the youth coordinator (funded by Local Drug-Free monies) and to
convene the Subcommittees of the CAC. As the Coordinator became more involved with
the CAC and the ASAP, it was noted that the two groups focused on several similar issues.
As it became more evident to all, it was voted that the two groups merge. The merged
group is now the Local Coordinating Council, a/k/a the Community Action Coalition.


Summary of the Comprehensive Community Plan:
The Community Action Coalition has made significant strides in community awareness
regarding denial of alcohol and other drug problems. At this point, the Community
Action Coalition’s focus is on monitoring the programs funded by the Community Drug-
Free Fund and continuing its involvement with the community and collaborating with
local organizations and agencies in terms of resources, monies, ideas, volunteers, etc.

Upon approval of this newly written Comprehensive Community Plan, the Coalition will
create and implement a plan of action based on the needs identified within the Problem
Statements. Annual Plan Updates will be submitted for 2009 thru 2012.

The Coalition took great care in preparing a Comprehensive Community Plan that would
reflect long-term needs and concerns of all parts of the community. The entire coalition
board members assisted to evaluate and develop what was foreseen as the counties main
issues regarding substance abuse. Coalition representatives presented supporting data
and recommended actions for each issue. Resources used in determining ATOD issues
were the IPRC high school survey, data from local social agencies, data collected from the
judicial system as well as both law enforcement agencies in the county. The LCC's
Comprehensive Plan was completed by the Coalition's Sub-Committee with assistance
from the Coalition’s Coordinator, and the Commission For A Drug-Free Indiana
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Community Consultant. The plan was then reviewed, revised and approved by the Local
Coordinating Council.

The LCC identified three main problems to be addressed in the coming year. They are:

      Problem Statement #1: Alcohol is abused at a rate above the state average in
      Decatur County by means including but not limited to binge drinking; underage
      drinking; and hosting parties and/or supplying alcohol to underage drinkers.

      Problem Statement #2: Decatur County has identified on-going substance abuse
      issues and related behaviors, as evidenced by an increase in over-the-counter
      (OTC) and prescription drug abuse; a high state ranking for number of
      methamphetamine labs in the county; and an increase in the number of women
      using illegal substances during pregnancy.

      Problem Statement #3: Family violence continues to escalate in Decatur County,
      with substance abuse as a contributing factor.


Since the creation of the Community Action Coalition in 1991, we have attempted to bring
together a cross section of the community in a county wide effort to address substance
abuse issues facing our county. Decatur County has a population of approximately
25,000. It covers a geographic area that consists primarily of farming and some light
industrial businesses. Greensburg, the county seat, is located along I-74 midway between
Indianapolis and Cincinnati. We have two school corporations in the county.

Following approval by the State Commission, the LCC will work with community
organizations to plan and implement programs which address the problems and
recommended actions identified in the plan. The County Commissioners will have final
approval of funding allocations from the County Drug-Free Communities Fund to support
such programs. The LCC will monitor the progress of these programs bi-annually through
a reporting system.


Grants become available in September, oral presentations will be in October, voting on
2009 programs will take place in November and notification to new grantees will be in
December. This has been changed to help the coalition determine a budget for the
following year based on the current year’s collections.


Funds become available January 1st of the following year. In the summer of 2005, the
coalition voted to adopt a scoring sheet which encourages applicants to better adapt their
programs to directly address the problem statements.
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                           Membership List
County LCC Name: Community Action Coalition
#    Name      Organization     Race     Gender            Category
1     Terri Ann            N/A            Caucasian   F     Parent
      Albrecht
2        Bill       Greensburg Police     Caucasian   M     Parent
     Meyerrose         Department
3    Mike Sefton     Self Employed        Caucasian   M      Labor
4      Sandra       Healthy Families      Caucasian   F      Labor
      Gabbard
        Brian       Dec. Co.Sheriff’s     Caucasian   M       Law
5    McCullough       Department                          Enforcement
        Bruce      Greensburg Schools     Caucasian   M       Law
6      Copple                                             Enforcement
     Sue Martin     Dec. Co. Memorial     Caucasian   F     Medical
7                         Hospital
8      Joyce           Medical Multi      Caucasian   F     Medical
       Howell         Specialty Clinic
9      Jenni             Enhanced         Caucasian   F    Business
       Hanna       Telecommunications
     Andi McKee     St. Mary’s Catholic   Caucasian   F     Religion
                          Church
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11      Traci         Dept. of Child      Caucasian   F   Govt. Agency
      Eggleston         Services
12   Tonia Smith      Centerstone         Caucasian   F    Treatment
                   Recovery Associates
13   Amy Klene       Dec. Co. YMCA        Caucasian   F      Other
14    Bridgett       Decatur County       Caucasian   F      Local
       Weber                                              Government
15   Doug Banks    Decatur Co. Coroner    Caucasian   M      Local
                                                          Government
16      Jim        Prosecutor’s Office    Caucasian   M    Judiciary
     Rosenberry
         Jr.
17   Bob Hacker    Dec. Co. Community     Caucasian   M    Education
                      School Corp.
18      Sue              Kiwanis          Caucasian   F    Civic Org.
      Fortman
19     Karin        English as Second     Caucasian   F    Civic Org.
       Harter           Language
20   Doug Banks      Decatur County       Caucasian   M     Coroner
21    Dr. Dan      Dec. Co. Community     Caucasian   M    Education
       Roach          School Corp.
22   Gary Cook     Dec. Co. Community     Caucasian   M    Education
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                      School Corp.
23      Elaine       Decatur County        Caucasian   F   Judiciary
      Sebastian
24     Brenda        Systems of Care       Caucasian   F   Treatment
       Konradi
25     Kendra       Greensburg High        Caucasian   F    Student
        Mang             School
26     Jessica       N. Decatur High       Caucasian   F    Student
        Heger            School
27    Elizabeth      S. Decatur High       Caucasian   F    Student
        Mauer            School
28      Laura       Greensburg Daily       Caucasian   F    Media
      Welborn             News
29   Linda Ricke   National Alliance for   Caucasian   F   Self Help
                       Mentally Ill
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                          Problem Identification

A. Problem Statement #1:

       Alcohol is abused at a rate above the state average in Decatur County by
       means including but not limited to binge drinking; underage drinking;
       and hosting parties and/or supplying alcohol to underage drinkers.



B. Supportive Data:

  1.        Both the Decatur County Sheriff’s office and Greensburg Police Department
            report an increase in the overall number of alcohol related arrests in 2007
            vs. 2006. (The Sheriff’s office had 69 arrests in 2007 vs. 57 in 2006; the
            GPD had 188 in 2007 vs. 185 in 2006.)

 2.         Additionally, the number of adults and juveniles on probation in 2007 was
            higher than in 2006. However, due to the current information management
            system, it is not possible for the judiciary system to provide the community
            with data about recidivism and ATOD offenses.

  3.        Through a collaborative effort with the Indiana Prevention Resource
            Center (IPRC) and both of Decatur County’s school systems, all students
            grade 6-12 again took part in an annual survey about ATOD usage. Overall,
            Decatur County youth are still reporting alcohol use at a rate above both
            state and national averages for grades 6 though 12. Significant changes
            since last year’s survey were noted specifically in two areas – binge drinking
            and lifetime usage. The 2007 survey had 43.6% of students reporting binge
            drinking vs. 34.4% in 2006. The state average for 2007 is 28.6%. Lifetime
            usage was reported by 80.6% of all students in 2007 vs. 75.2% in 2006.

  4.        In March 2008 a town hall meeting on the topic of underage drinking was
            held with adults and junior high and high school students from all Decatur
            County schools. 54% of students at the meeting stated an important issue
            with underage drinking is that parents accept or supply alcohol to our youth.
            36% stated they get alcohol from older peers

            Overall, the most common statements from the teens present were
            “everyone is doing it” and parents and older peers are making alcohol
            accessible. They also stated they believe media promotes underage drinking
            and kids are starting at an earlier age. Additionally, the teens expressed
            they always know where a party is being held that will have underage
            drinking over the weekend in Decatur County.
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  5.          In late 2007, a compliance check by Indiana State Excise Police showed
              13% of establishments serving alcohol failed to check ID. Specifically, 7
              restaurants were checked with 5 passing and 9 grocery stores/pharmacies
              were checked with all passing.

  6.          The most recent SEOW report (2007) states that DUI arrest rates in
               Decatur County for the time period of 2003 to 2005 increased from 4.0 per
              thousand to 6.01 per thousand.


End of Year 1 Update:
1. The Decatur County Sheriff’s office reported an increase in the overall number of
  alcohol related arrests in 2008 (72 arrests) vs 2007 (69).

2. During 2008, the number of adults and juveniles on probation was 500. However, due
  to the current information management system, it is not possible for the judiciary
  system to provide the community with data about recidivism and ATOD offenses.

3. IPRC data shows that Annual prevalence rates were higher than state rates in 8th
   grade alcohol use. Monthly prevalence ranges were higher than the state for alcohol
   for all grades. See the monthly usage rate below from IPRC data below. Daily
   prevalence rates for binge drinking in (9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th) were higher than state
   rates.

       Alcohol

       6th Grade
                     2007                    2008                State
                   11.0               11.5              6.3

       7th Grade
                     2007                  2008                  State
                    20.7               17.1              11.2

       8th Grade
                     2007                  2008                  State
                     24.8               24.3              18.8

       9th Grade
                     2007                  2008                  State
                     31.2               34.9              24.5
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      10th Grade
                    2007                 2008                  State
                    33.8              33.9              28.5

      11th Grade
                    2007                 2008                  State
                    47.1              37.0              31.7

      12th Grade
                    2007                 2008                  State
                    58.3              44.3              38.4

The coalition continues to work on Social Norms Campaign to address underage drinking
and community events to educate the community to the consequences and dangers. The
coalition implemented a survey at the Decatur County fair in 2008 and discovered that
58% of the participants of 277 surveys collected stated they feel that the penalties for
underage drinking are not enough. 54% stated that underage drinking is sociably accepted
by adults in Decatur County.

 4. 3rd annual Town Hall meeting revealed that Underage Drinking is still the main
concern among our youth and continue to be an area of concern regarding perception and
community norms.

5. In 2008, 40 survey for alcohol for compliance checks were completed by the Indiana
State Excise Police in Decatur County. Of those, 26 passed, 8 failed, 1 is pending, and 5
had no action which means they were closed or no longer in business.

6. The 2008 SEOW reports that DUI arrests rates in Decatur County for 2006 increased
from 6.01 per thousand to 7.18 per thousand.


End of Year 2 Update:
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Final Update (end of Year 3):
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C. Goals:

  1.   Reduce the rate of youth binge drinking in Decatur County.

  2.   Raise awareness of the financial and legal risks and consequences of
       providing youth with alcohol; as well as the risks to the health of the youth.


End of Year 1 Annual Benchmarks:

  1. 6th, 7th, 11th, 12th grade binge drinking rates has declined from 2007 to 2008
     overall. Specifically notable data being 6th grade 2007 data 11% and 2008
     declining to 4.1%. As well as, 12th grade 2007 data 43.4% and 2008 declining to
     33%.

  2. The Coalition provided all three Jr. High and High Schools with resource booklets
     that have educational information on several drugs that are most often used and
     abused by teens. They also provided a section on “Parents Who Host Lose the
     Most”, with the consequences of provided alcohol to youth. 2500 booklets were
     distributed. These booklets were also given out at the county fair. The survey
     given at the fair also had a multiple choice question on the consequences of
     providing alcohol to youth, with the answer given at the end. Approximately 300
     surveys were completed.

End of Year 2 Annual Benchmarks:
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Final Report (end of Year 3):
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D. Objectives:

 1.           Work collaboratively with the community at large to measure adult
              perceptions about binge drinking, youth drinking and hosting/supplying
              alcohol to minors. Create and implement a survey to use at community
              events (for example: county fair, Relay for Life, Healthy Kids Day) to track
              the knowledge/awareness of adults regarding the legal and financial risks of
              hosting and/or supplying alcohol to minors.

 2.           Work collaboratively with the community at large, as well as the court
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              system, local and state law enforcement, and retail/hospitality
             establishments to reduce availability of alcohol to minors and increase
             compliance with state law regarding selling alcohol to minors.

  3.          Work collaboratively with the court system to obtain more detailed
             information and statistics about ATOD offenses and recidivism.
             Initiate dialogue with the court system about raising court fees for ATOD
             offenses in an effort to reduce recidivism.

  4.          Work collaboratively with treatment providers to collect accurate and
              timely data.

  5.         Continue to work with Decatur County Drug Free Coalition on “social
             norms” media campaign.


End of Year 1 Update:
1. The coalition implemented a survey at the Decatur County fair in 2008 and discovered
   that 58% of the participants of 277 surveys collected stated they feel that the penalties
   for underage drinking are not enough. 54% stated that underage drinking is sociably
   accepted by adults in Decatur County.
2. In 2008, the coalition implemented the POY underage drinking task force sticker
   campaign “Serve Kids Serve Time”. 100% of the establishments asked to participate
   were willing to do so.
3. Initial ground work began to develop strategies regarding countermeasure fee
   collection and assessment.
4. DCS implemented a tracking program to collect more accurate data concerning ATOD
   related cases. Additionally, the mental health agency, Centerstone began to track
   substance abuse treatment clients and reporting.
5. Social norms campaign awareness initiatives in 2008 included, billboards, movie ads,
   mobile trailer with signage, partnership with the kids page in the Greensburg Daily
   news, and had booths at various events targeting the at risk community.

End of Year 2 Update:
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Final Update (end of Year 3):
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A. Problem Statement #2:

       Decatur County has identified on-going substance abuse issues and
       related behaviors, as evidenced by an increase in over-the-counter
       (OTC) and prescription drug abuse; a high state ranking for number of
       methamphetamine labs in the county; and an increase in the number of
       women using illegal substances during pregnancy.


B. Supportive Data:

  1.        Local pharmacists have stated through letters that they have seen a rise in
            prescription drug abuse. Although this information is anecdotal, the CAC
            still believes it to be valid.

  2.        A local medical practice has created an agreement for patients using
            controlled substances. This “narcotics agreement” is used with all patients
            who receive prescriptions for controlled substances. The agreement states
            the patient may not sell or trade the drugs and the practice may drug test
            before writing the prescription or any refills. Since January 2008, this local
            medical practice has dismissed 27 patients for abuse/non-compliance.

  3.        The IPRC survey referenced earlier in this plan also questioned Decatur
            County youth about OTC medicine usage. Locally, the average for students
            grades 6 through 12 reporting OTC medicine abuse in the past month was
            6.07 % vs. a state average of 4.5%.

  4.        Drug arrests from the Greensburg Police Department rose in 2007 to 118.
            This was up from 71 in 2006. No numbers were available from the Decatur
            County Sheriff’s Department. There was also an increase in the number of
            adults and juveniles on probation in 2007.

  5.        Infants and children continue to be at risk because of substance abuse
            from their parents. In 2007, according to Decatur County Department of
            Child Services records, 10 newborns were classified as “drug exposed
            infants”, meaning they had a positive drug screen immediately after birth.
            There were a total of 267 live births in Decatur County in 2007.
            Additionally, local OB providers anecdotally report an increase in the usage
            of illegal drugs by their patients. Statewide, 36 child fatalities were
            reported in 2007 with the top two contributing factors being listed as family
            discord and substance abuse.

 6.         There is a lack of substance abuse treatment options locally. Currently,
            there is one treatment provider in Decatur County. However, it is limited to
            court ordered adult offenders. Decatur County has a 12-step community.
            Other treatment needs are handled by referring abusers out of county.
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             Additionally, there is currently no detox facility available at the county
             hospital.

  7.         In 2007, Decatur County had 33 documented meth labs, which places us in
             the “Top 5” for the state of Indiana for the second year in a row.


End of Year 1 Update:
   1. According to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Dept., the problem not only involves
stolen meds, but also prescribed meds some docs write scripts simply because they are
asked by the abuser. The department struggles for the answer to a legally possessed drug
that is being abused because most laws center on illegal possession. There are laws that
help, but it’s a tough fight.
   2. A local medical practice continues to use an agreement for patients using
controlled substances. This “narcotics agreement” is used with all patients who receive
prescriptions for controlled substances. The agreement states the patient may not sell or
trade the drugs and the practice may drug test before writing the prescription or any
refills. In 2008, this local medical practice has dismissed 47 patients for abuse/non-
compliance.
   3. Below are the results of the IPRC survey for 2007 and 2008 regarding OTC
medicine usage. Locally, the average for students grades 6 thru 12 reporting OTC
medicine abuse in the past month was 4.54% vs. a state average of 4.49%.

OTC

6th Grade           2007                 2008                  State
                    4.8               2.2                2.3

7th Grade
                    2007                 2008                  State
                    7.4               5.9                3.5

8th Grade
                    2007                 2008                  State
                    4.2               6.7                5.1


9th Grade
                    2007                 2008                  State
                    4.4               5.2                5.7

10th Grade
                    2007                 2008                  State
                    5.5               4.7                5.9
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11th Grade
                    2007                 2008                State
                    4.8               2.8              4.6

12th Grade
                    2007                 2008                State
                    6.4               4.3              4.3

   4. Drug arrests from the Greensburg Police Department in 2008 were unavailable this
year. The Decatur County Sheriff’s Department drug arrest for 2008 came to 132. There
were 500 adults and juveniles on probation in 2008.
   5. Infants and children continue to be at risk because of substance abuse from their
parents. In 2008, according to Decatur County Department of Child Services records, 14
newborns were classified as “drug exposed infants”, meaning they had a positive drug
screen immediately after birth. There were a total of 298 live births in Decatur County in
2008. Additionally, local OB providers anecdotally report an increase in the usage of
illegal drugs by their patients.
   6. Centerstone has increased treatment programs and added an intensive outpatient
substance abuse treatment program and has worked with the court system and CAC to
implement. There has been an increase in twelve step community meetings, in addition a
new women’s group has been formed.
   7. In 2008, Decatur County had 54 documented meth labs, which placed them 3rd in
the state and in the top 5 for the third year in a row.


End of Year 2 Update:
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Final Update (end of Year 3):
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C. Goals:

     1.     Decrease the number of babies born with a positive drug screen in
            Decatur County.

     2.      Increase access to local substance abuse treatment

     3.     Increase the number of educational opportunities regarding substance
            abuse issues offered to CAC members, local businesses, law enforcement,
            educators, and other key community stakeholders – as well as partnering
            with regional LCC’s.


End of Year 1 Annual Benchmarks:
  1. In 2008, there were 14 babies born with positive drug screens compared to 2007
  when there were 10.
  2. In 2008, Centerstone, a new provider opened in the community for substance
  abuse treatment - Intensive Outpatient Treatment, and one additional AA community
  meeting.
  3. Eight members of the Coalition attended the CADCA Conference in Washington DC
  in as well as the Mid-Year CADCA Conference in Palm Springs, California. A school
  resource officer who is a coalition member continues to attend several conferences
  throughout the year for school safety, which also touches on ATOD use.


End of Year 2 Annual Benchmarks:
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Final Report (end of Year 3):
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D. Objectives:

1.          Work collaboratively with the community at large, as well as the
            medical/pharmaceutical community to provide more education and
            communication about abuse of prescription drugs. Expand existing
            programs (such as the use of a “narcotics agreement”) so that all medical
            providers have a system to identify potential abusers. Encourage increased
            access to programs like Inspect RX which allow the medical, pharmaceutical
            and law enforcement communities to monitor prescriptions for controlled
            substances.

2.          Work collaboratively with the community at large, as well as the medical
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             and social service community to educate pregnant women about the dangers
             of substance abuse. Our focus will be on a holistic approach that is
             prevention and treatment based, not punitive.

3.           Document the lack of local substance abuse programs as well as
             advocate to providers the need to establish prevention and treatment
             services in Decatur County.

4.           Educate the public about the hazards of abusing OTC and prescription
             medications.

5.           Continue to partner with and support the Decatur County Drug Free
              Coalition as they seek and provide appropriate education & training to CAC
             members, businesses, law enforcement, educators, and other key
             community stakeholders. Examples of past training that may be repeated if
             necessary include training directed at the hospitality and agribusiness
             industries respectively.


End of Year 1 Update:
 1. The CAC has implemented a RX program committee to look at implementing an RX
disposal day. At the town hall meeting the survey asked how OTC drug use is perceived in
all three high schools. The 60 students overwhelmingly agreed prescription drug use is
not a large concern as alcohol or other drug use in the schools. Pharmacies continue to
communicate with law enforcement and each other to curb prescription drug abuse
concerns.
 2. The CAC needs to continue to work collaboratively on this objective and identify
strategies and further partnerships to provide these objectives.
 3. In 2008, a new provider opened in the community for substance abuse treatment
Intensive Outpatient Treatment, Centerstone, and one additional AA community meeting.
The CAC was instrumental in coordinating communication with provider and referral
sources.
4. The CAC brought is Tracy Spencer to provide a community training at the coalition
meeting. The meeting was well attended with members and around 30 community
members. The CAC continues to work through committee work with OTC strategies.
5. partnered with and supported the Decatur County Drug Free
Coalition as they sought and provided appropriate education & training to CAC members,
businesses, law enforcement, educators, and other key community stakeholders.
Examples of past year training was bringing in Kim and Marissa Manlove, Steve and Jen
Mason, and Loraine Sandifur for community event and school presentations.


End of Year 2 Update:
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Final Update (end of Year 3):
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A. Problem Statement #3:

       Family violence continues to escalate in Decatur County, with
       substance abuse as a contributing factor.



B. Supportive Data:

  1.         In 2007, 70% of reports to the local office of the Department of Child
             Services had domestic violence as an issue. Many of these also had
             substance abuse involved. In the first quarter of 2008, over 100 cases from
             DCS were sent to court and again, most had violence and substance abuse as
             the top contributing factors. This number for the first quarter of 2008 is
             more than ALL of 2007.

  2.         Crisis calls to the local domestic violence shelter (New Directions) increased
             in 2007. (There were 113 calls in 2007 vs. 98 calls in 2006.) Local statistics
             regarding the use of drugs and/or alcohol were not available, but nationally,
             85 % of all domestic violence involves chemical dependence.

  3.         Although the numbers can vary depending on the volume of families
             involved, during the 2007 calendar year 21 Decatur County Youth were
             served, as reported by Community Mental Health Center, the Decatur
             County Systems of Care provider. All of those youth can be considered high
             risk for ATOD abuse/misuse due to their serious emotional and behavioral
             issues. Of the 21 youth, eight had at least one parent with ATOD issues. And
             of those 21 youth, five had a history of ATOD misuse.


End of Year 1 Update:
  1. For calendar year 2008 the department received 660 reports of child abuse and/or
neglect. Of those reports 327 allegations of neglect were received and 297 assigned for
further assessment. (Neglect is a wide category, it is often reflective of caregivers being
involved and/or under the influence of a substance.
  2. Crisis calls to the local domestic violence shelter (New Directions) increased in
2008. There was a total of 167 calls vs. 113 calls in 2007. Although calls have increased,
the number of children involved in shelter are going down. The number of people served
in shelter in 2008 were 9 adults and 5 children. The drug element involved was more
critical in 3 cases that the shelter served in 2008. Three arrests were made for drugs and
alcohol.
  3. During the 2008 calendar year, 11 Decatur County Youth were served, as reported by
Community Mental Health Center, the Decatur County Systems of Care provider. All of
those youth can be considered high risk for ATOD abuse/misuse due to their serious
emotional and behavioral issues. Of the 11 youth served, 55% did not feel a lot of peer
pressure to drink alcohol or use drugs, 70% had either been pressured to misuse
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prescription drugs or share their prescribed medication, 80% of those that had an ATOD
issue, said that services had help them, and 20% had used an ATOD in the last month.


End of Year 2 Update:
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Final Update (end of Year 3):
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C. Goals:

1.    Reduce the number of domestic violence and child abuse cases reported to the
      Department of Child Services that report substance use/abuse as part of
      the case.

2.     Increase amount of ATOD education/prevention material and
       programs presented through collaborative efforts with social service providers
       throughout Decatur County.


End of Year 1 Annual Benchmarks:
  1. According to the data received from DCS, in 2008 50% of cases reported having
  substance use/abuse as part of the case.
  2. The Community Action Coalition is continuing to provide education and
  prevention materials to social service providers throughout the county. Systems of
  Care conducted a focus group regarding mental health services and ATOD use to
  determine the need for resources.


End of Year 2 Annual Benchmarks:
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  2.


Final Report (end of Year 3):
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D. Objectives:

  1.         Work collaboratively with the community at large, as well as law
             enforcement, the court system, school system and medical community to
             provide a safe, neutral environment for victims of family violence to be
             interviewed. Continue to work towards a satellite office of the regionally
             proposed Child Advocacy Center. Continue to work to educate the
             community at large about the need for such a center.

  2.         Work collaboratively with local domestic violence shelters as well as social
             service agencies to collect more specific data regarding the connection of
             substance abuse and family violence.

End of Year 1 Update:
  1. A building has been purchased in Dillsboro and is in the process of having all the
appropriate camera equipment installed. Interviews for a forensic interviewer are
complete with a candidate pending hire. The CAC continues to reach out for various grant
funding to support the regional site and to begin looking into satellite offices.
  2. Reports from the domestic violence shelter continue to prove the connection of
substance abuse and family violence. Nationally, 85% of reported domestic violence cases
involve substance misuse/abuse. This statistic holds true locally with 85% of reported
cases.


End of Year 2 Update:
 1.
 2.

Final Update (end of Year 3):
  1.
  2.
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                                  Decatur County

 LOCAL DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES FUND INFORMATION
(1)   Amount deposited into the drug-free communities fund during the most recent,
      complete calendar year, per the County Auditor:

             The Decatur County Auditor’s office deposited $36,928.50 into the LCC’s
              Drug-Free Community Fund from fees collected last calendar year, 2008.

             $32,679.90 rolled over from unused funds from the previous years.

             $69,608.40 total amount available for programs and administrative costs for
              the upcoming calendar year.

             $6,350.00 approved for administrative costs leaving $63,258.40 available for
              the upcoming year for programming

(2)   Funding approval by category, including a brief description of the purpose of the
      grant funding:

               APPLICANT/PROJECT &                         AMOUNT          AMOUNT
              PROGRAM DESCRIPTION                         REQUESTED        GRANTED
Prevention/Education
North Decatur High School/Anti drug drawing              1300.00            500.00
context
NDHS Anti Drug/Alcohol Week                              1030.00           1000.00
South Decatur High School (Peer Helper Training)         3500.00           3500.00
Greensburg High School (SADD activities)                 5000.00           3000.00
Greensburg High School, School Resource Officer          4000.00           2000.00
(Youth Facilitating/Mentoring)
Dec. Co. 4-H Council, Project LEAD                       1000.00           500.00

                                           TOTAL(S)      15830.00          10500.00




                                                          AMOUNT           AMOUNT
Treatment/Intervention                                   REQUESTED         GRANTED
Community Mental Health (Systems of Care)                5000.00           3000.00
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    Decatur Co. Circuit Court (Family Court Counselor)          5000.00        4000.00
    Centerstone (Addictions Incentive Outpatient Prog.)         4700.00        3000.00


                                                  TOTAL(S)      14700.00       10000.00

                                                                  AMOUNT       AMOUNT
    Criminal Justice Services                                   REQUESTED      GRANTED
    Decatur Co. Sheriff’s Dept. (Law Enforcement                7457.00        6000.00
    Equipment)
    Decatur Co. Sheriff’s Dept. (Law Enforcement                3900.00        3900.00
    Equipment)



                                                  TOTAL(S)      11,357.00      9900.00



    (3)    Total amount of dollars approved (including previous annual deposit and all
           unused/rolled over dollars) and dollars awarded (percentages included):

          CATEGORY               Percentage of        Dollars        Percentage of     Dollars
                               Dollars Approved      Approved      Dollars Awarded    Awarded
Prevention/Education          25%                  10,500.00       29%               10,500.00
Treatment/Intervention        25%                  10,500.00       27%               10,000.00
Criminal Justice Services     25%                  10,500.00       27%                9,900.00
Administrative                25%                  10,500.00       17%                6,350.00
TOTAL(S)                      100%                 42,000.00       100%              36,750.00

    (4)    Describe the grant process and requirements for the grantees:

         Grant applications are made available in September, reviewed and
    recommendations made to the County Commissioners in November and December,
    notification to grantees in December. Funds become available January 1st of the
    following year. In the summer of 2005, the coalition voted to adopt a scoring sheet
    which encourages applicants to better adapt their programs to directly address the
    problem statements.

    (5)    Provide administrative expenses (be specific):

                                      EXPENSE                                    COST
           Coordinator’s Salary                                                 6,350.00
           The balance of the coordinator’s salary will be
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      Funded by the Federal Drug Free Communities Grant.
      ($5,000)




                                                             TOTAL(S)           6,350.00

(6)   Provide summary explanation of amount of any unused dollars from previous
      years:
           N/A

(7)   Additional Comments:

       For the past two years, allocations have been lower than the budgeted amount. The
       coalition voted to lower grant awards for a few years in order to be able to allocate the
       amount of funds collected from the previous year. For a few years, with the rollover
       funds, it was feasible to allocated more than what was collected.

       You will notice that in the justice category there were only 18% of the allocated funds
       spent out. The reason for this is one applicant did not meet the minimum grant
       requirements. A second grant application process will be opened in March, 2009 only
       for the justice category to give the applicant a second chance to present their grant
       request.
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Please attach the County’s Fiscal Report for review!


Next Annual Update Due: JUNE 2010

Next Comprehensive Community Plan Due: JUNE 2011

Date of Community Consultant Review: AUGUST 4, 2009

Disclaimer:

You agree that the information provided within this Plan is subject to the following Terms
and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions may be modified at any time and from time
to time; the date of the most recent changes or revisions will be established by the
Commission and sent electronically to all Local Coordinating Councils.

Terms and Conditions:

The information and data provided is presented as factual and accurate. I hereby
acknowledge that I can be asked to submit proper documentation regarding the data
submitted within the Plan. Failure to do so could result in a “denied approval” by the
Commission under IC 5-2-6-16.

The Local Drug Free Communities Fund must be spent according to the goals identified
within the plan. I hereby acknowledge that I can be asked to submit proper
documentation regarding funds that are collected, allocated, and disbursed within the
county. Failure to do so could result in a “denied approval” by the Commission under IC
5-2-6-16.


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