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Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana A Division of the Comprehensive Community Plan County: POSEY LCC: Promoting A Drug-Free Community In Posey County, Inc. Date Due: July 2010 Date Submitted: October 2010 New Plan X Plan Update LCC Contact: Donna M. Curtis Address: 905 Smith Road City: Mt. Vernon, Indiana 47620 Phone: (812) 838-2591; (812) 838-9720 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org County Commissioners: Posey County Commissioners Address: 126 W. Third Street City: Mt. Vernon, Indiana Zip Code: 47620 Comprehensive Community Plan 2 Plan Summary Mission Statement: We believe alcohol, tobacco and other substance abus- es represent one of our nation’s most serious social and health problems. It im- pacts various issues in our community as well: increase in crime, child and spouse abuse and neglect; adverse effects on work production; at-risk pregnan- cies; educational dropout rates; physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being; and inhibits the growth and development of our citizens and ultimately our society. The devastation created can be greatly reduced through the efforts of citizens working together in a coordinated and comprehensive manner involving all ele- ments of our respective communities. We, the members of the Promoting a Drug-Free Community in Posey County, Inc. (PDFC), support efforts to coordi- nate a non-discriminatory comprehensive plan coordinate, develop, implement, maintain, or support programs and activities in the areas of preven- tion/education, intervention/treatment and law enforcement/justice issues as it pertains to substance use and abuse in our community. History: The committee is composed of members representing various sec- tors of the community. Representation from the following areas have been a part of the committees: ministerial association, courts, schools, mental health, treat- ment, parents, prosecutor's office, welfare department, law enforcement agen- cies, city and county offices, medical/nursing, judicial, civic organizations, etc. Efforts are also underway with regard to evaluating and developing the LCC. Our goal is to provide our community with a drug-free environment. This committee was originally formed in May 1989 to address alcohol and other drug concerns as a continuation of substance use/abuse training received in Wisconsin by twenty- one representatives of the Metropolitan School District of Mt. Vernon. At the same time, a parent organization had acquired the Parent-to-Parent program for implementation in our community. Several parents within our community were trained as facilitators of this program. The Parent Advisory Council had a con- cern regarding drug/alcohol use/abuse among our youth. The types of drugs students were using and the frequency of use were a major concern. In addition, the Parks and Recreation Department was hosting drug/alcohol free parties. These organizations have collaborated on projects throughout the region over the years. A local non-profit agency known as Youth First, Inc. has also partnered with the coalition in the past; the Posey LCC is also the lead agency for the Posey County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition. The LCC also collaborates with other civic groups, local schools, courts, mental health and other agencies in order to implement various programs and activities in the community. After considerable effort and collaboration between members representing law enforcement, educational institutions, mental health professionals, and the community at large, the Promoting a Drug Free Community in Posey County, Inc.'s Comprehensive Plan was developed and accepted by the LCC members. Comprehensive Community Plan 3 Summary of the Comprehensive Community Plan: The Pro- moting a Drug-Free Community in Posey County, Inc. Local Coordinating Coun- cil has three areas of focus: (Prevention/Education, Intervention/Treatment and Justice/Law Enforcement) There is a part-time, paid Coordinator and an execu- tive committee which oversees the LCC functions. The Coalition meets on the first Monday of each month, normally at various locations throughout the county. The Posey Drug Free Coalition is dedicated to the work of reducing substance abuse (alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs including addiction) in Posey County. As the Local Coordinating Council of the Governor's Commission for a Drug Free Indiana, we accept the responsibility to strive to educate all community members of the dangers of addiction and substance abuse in our community. Our primary focus is to alleviate ATOD and addiction issues in Posey County, Indiana. By fo- cusing on these problem statements, we have identified the following problems: 1. Individuals and families facing issues associated with substance abuse and addiction do not have a full range of affordable, accessible in- tervention, treatment, aftercare resources and programs available. 2. The Courts, social service agencies, private treatment centers, and criminal justice agencies have limited resources to address the damaging effects of methamphetamine and other drugs in Posey County. 3. The rate of underage drinking and other drug use among Posey County youth continues to be a significant issue. 4. Alcohol-related offenses, especially drunk driving, are a significant problem in Posey County. Comprehensive Community Plan 4 Membership List County LCC Name: Promoting A Drug-Free Community In Posey County, Inc. # Name Organiza- Race Gender Category tion 1 Donna Cur- McFadin Hig- Caucasian Female Coordinator (Oth- tis, Coordi- gins & Folz er-Legal) nator 2 Johnna Keep Caucasian Female Denning Evansville Economic Beautiful Development 3 Mary Division of Caucasian Female Government Phillips Family Re- sources 4 Martha Smoke Free Caucasian Female Community Agen- Caine Communities cy 5 Scott Smith Posey County Caucasian Male Government Community Corrections 6 Beth Baro Willow Tree Caucasian Female Domestic Violence 7 Grant Mt. Vernon Caucasian Male Law Enforcement Beloat Police De- partment 8 James Folz Posey County Caucasian Male Law Enforcement Sheriff 9 Greg Indiana State Caucasian Male Law Enforcement Wagner Police 10 Kevin Indiana State Caucasian Male Law Enforcement Waters Police 11 Cynthia Safe Schools – Caucasian Female Education Smith Healthy Stu- dents 12 Bob Southwestern Caucasian Male Community Agen- Stephens Behavioral cy 13 Holly Posey County Caucasian Female Government Mitchell Community Corrections 14 Denise Youth First Caucasian Female Community Agen- Schultz cy 15 Mark Posey Superi- Caucasian Male Judiciary Funkhouser or Court Comprehensive Community Plan 5 16 Lindsay YMCA Caucasian Female Education/Parent Suits 17 Nancy Assessor Caucasian Female Government Hoehn 18 Stephanie Mt. Vernon Caucasian Female Youth Smith Sr. High School 19 Donna Nix North Posey Caucasian Female Educa- Schools tion/Medicine 20 Sandy North Posey Caucasian Female Educa- Krietenstei Schools tion/Medicine n 21 Sue Nall MSD Mt. Caucasian Female Education Vernon 22 Kathi Caucasian Female Community Agen- Isabell cy 23 Dallas Rob- Pastor Caucasian Male Religion inson 24 Renee Southwestern Caucasian Female Community Agen- Burns Behavioral cy 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Problem Identification A. Problem Statement #1: Individuals and families facing issues associated with substance abuse and addiction do not have a full Comprehensive Community Plan 6 range of affordable, accessible intervention, treatment, aftercare re- sources and programs available. B. Supportive Data: 1. There is one treatment provider in Posey County. The wait for a court or- dered assessment can be approximately six (6) weeks. Private assessments have a 3 – 6 month wait. 2. Due to the one single treatment facility, to get a timely treatment, they would have to attend a neighboring county. Due to the lack of transportation, it makes it extremely difficult for individuals and families. 3. The only family support group such as Al-Non, NA or AA meetings are in the southern part of the County and they only meet once a week. End of Year 1 Update: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. End of Year 2 Update: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Final Update (end of Year 3): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. C. Goals: 1. To provide individuals and families with affordable and accessi- ble substance abuse and addiction services. Comprehensive Community Plan 7 End of Year 1 Annual Benchmarks: 1. 2. 3. End of Year 2 Annual Benchmarks: 1. 2. 3. Final Report (end of Year 3): 1. 2. 3. D. Objectives: 1. Grant funding to agencies that provide substance abuse treatment. 2. Meet with treatment agencies in surrounding counties about op- erating in Posey County. 3. Meet with mobile treatment agencies on assisting them in providing services. 4. Encourage more AA/NA meetings within the county. End of Year 1 Update: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. End of Year 2 Update: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Final Update (end of Year 3): 1. 2. 3. 4. Comprehensive Community Plan 8 5. A. Problem Statement #2: Methamphetamine and other drug related offenses con- tinue to be a significant issue for Posey County. B. Supportive Data: 1. In 2009, there were 151 drug related arrests in Posey County. 2. In 2009, according to the Posey County Task Force they have dismantled and had 40 meth lab busts. 3. In 2009, according to the Department of Child Services there were 191 re- ports that were drug related. End of Year 1 Update: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. End of Year 2 Update: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Final Update (end of Year 3): 1. 2. Comment [sc1]: What is it you expect to see 3. changed? 4. Comment [S2]: Providing law enforcement tools 5. and support enables them to improve drug interdic- tion practices. Improving drug interdiction practices serves two purposes. (1) Individuals who manufac- ture methamphetamine or sell narcotics are quickly and effectively taken off the street and incarcerated C. Goals: which reduces the societal cost of having them con- tinue their operation. (2) Individuals who are arrest- ed for offenses motivated by drug use can also 1. Provide criminal justice agencies the necessary tools and sup- quickly and effectively be taken off the street and port to address continuing drug problem. placed into community supervision and program- ming that will address their substance abuse and 2. criminal behavior. Comment [sc3]: So, the goal, then, is really to increase the number of arrests related to metham- phetamine and other illegal drugs and this is an objective? Comprehensive Community Plan 9 End of Year 1 Annual Benchmarks: 1. 2. 3. End of Year 2 Annual Benchmarks: 1. 2. 3. Final Report (end of Year 3): 1. 2. 3. D. Objectives: 1. Will grant funding to law enforcement to address drug problem. 2. Build awareness in the community about identifying drug related activity. 3. Collect reports to determine the effects of grant funding and community knowledge related to drug activity. 4. Encourage law enforcement agencies to keep statistics on drug arrests and provide reports. Comment [S4]: Awareness building promotes community cohesion with one another and law en- forcement under a common goal. Having active community members provides law enforcement End of Year 1 Update: necessary support to combat the drug problem. The compilation of local statistics regarding the effec- 1. tiveness of grant funding and arrest data allows for 2. money to be distributed in areas of law enforcement that will serve the greatest good (ex. If our commu- 3. nity did not have a drug problem, but instead had a 4. significant DUI problem, law enforcement would focus grant dollars on the purchase of portable 5. breathalyzers, not the funding of a drug task force). These local statistics also allow for law enforcement to identify high crime neighborhoods and areas that End of Year 2 Update: must be the focus of drug interdiction. 1. Comment [sc5]: How do these objectives help 2. achieve to goal? What is it you ultimately what to see changed about the problem statement? 3. 4. 5. Comprehensive Community Plan 10 Final Update (end of Year 3): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A. Problem Statement #3: The rate of underage drinking and other drug use among Posey County youth continues to be a significant is- sue. B. Supportive Data: 1. In 2009, binge drinking was identified in 2.4% of 6th graders, 8.2% of 7th graders, 8.6% of 8th graders, 20.6% of 9th graders, 29.5% of 10th graders, 32.8% of 11th graders, and 38.4% of 12th graders. Indiana rates: 4.2% 7.7% 12.5% 15.5% 19.2%, 21.4% and 26.4%, respectively. (This data is from the Indiana Prevention Resource Center Survey, Spring 2009). (Binge drinking is defined as the con- sumption of five or more alcoholic drinks at one sitting in the two weeks prior to taking the survey.) 2. While the results indicate that the majority of area youth are not harmfully involved with drugs, tobacco or alcohol, the number of area youth reporting that they do use or abuse these substances is alarming and warrants significant con- cern (as reported on IPRC Survey from Comp Plan). 3. In 2009, the Mount Vernon City Police Department made 7 juvenile ar- rests for drugs and alcohol. 4 were drug related and 3 were minor in consump- tion/possession of alcohol. There were no statistics regarding juvenile arrests from the Posey County Sheriff’s Department. 4. Juvenile service data was not provided by Southwest Behavioral Heathcare at the time of this comprehensive plan. End of Year 1 Update: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. End of Year 2 Update: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Comprehensive Community Plan 11 Final Update (end of Year 3): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. C. Goals: 1. Reduce the occurrence of underage drinking and drug use in Posey County. Comment [S6]: Goal was changed back to reflect previous Comp Plan. End of Year 1 Annual Benchmarks: 1. 2. 3. End of Year 2 Annual Benchmarks: 1. 2. 3. Final Report (end of Year 3): 1. 2. 3. D. Objectives: 1. Fund school programs that promote alcohol and drug free activi- ties. 2. Use IPRC survey to measure frequency and attitudes of drug and alcohol use. 3. Fund community programs that offer after school programs. 4. Public information campaign on liability of hosting parties with alcohol for underage youth. 5. Continue supporting the programs as part of the Safe School Healthy Students initiative including the Social Norms Campaign. Comprehensive Community Plan 12 6. Fund programming at Southwest Behavioral Healthcare and outside treat- ment providers that addresses juvenile alcohol and substance abuse issues. 7. Track local law enforcement data to determine the frequency of juvenile ar- rests related to alcohol and drugs. 8. Track local treatment provider data to determine the frequency of juvenile admissions for alcohol and drug related issues. Comment [S7]: These two objectives will meas- ure the effects of any intervention that is implement- ed through awareness building or school program- ming. End of Year 1 Update: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. End of Year 2 Update: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Final Update (end of Year 3): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A. Problem Statement #4: Alcohol-related offenses, especially drunk driving, are a significant problem in Posey County. B. Supportive Data: 1. The Posey County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Mt. Vernon Police Department report 118 drunk driving offenses for 2009 and 93 public intoxica- tion arrests for 2009. End of Year 1 Update: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Comprehensive Community Plan 13 End of Year 2 Update: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Final Update (end of Year 3): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. C. Goals: 1. Reduce the number of alcohol related offenses in Posey County. nd of Year 1 Annual Benchmarks: 1. 2. 3. End of Year 2 Annual Benchmarks: 1. 2. 3. Final Report (end of Year 3): 1. 2. 3. D. Objectives: Comprehensive Community Plan 14 1. Have a planning meeting with criminal justice agencies on how to best target this population. Comment [sc8]: How will this assist in achiev- 2. Build awareness through public media and social media on the dangers of ing the goal? What is the purpose and intended out- come of this meeting? drunk driving. Comment [S9]: This meeting will help determine 3. PSA by local law enforcement on dangers of drinking and driving on local the demographic data for those individuals who commit alcohol related offenses. This is an important radio station. first step, since different groups within a population 4. Fund programming at Southwest Behavioral Healthcare and outside treat- respond to different media campaigns. Also, by having this meeting, we can determine if the majori- ment providers that addresses alcohol related issues. ty of alcohol related offenders are repeat offenders. Obviously repeat offenders will require more court programming and treatment intervention. End of Year 1 Update: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. End of Year 2 Update: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Final Update (end of Year 3): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Please attach the County’s Fiscal Report for review! Next Annual Update Due: Next Comprehensive Community Plan Due: Date of Community Consultant Review: Disclaimer: Comprehensive Community Plan 15 You agree that the information provided within this Plan is subject to the follow- ing 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 Coordinat- ing 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 approv- al” 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 dis- bursed within the county. Failure to do so could result in a “denied approval” by the Commission under IC 5-2-6-16. Initials: POSEY COUNTY LOCAL DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES FUND INFOR- MATION (1) Amount deposited into the drug-free communities fund during the most recent, complete calendar year, per the County Auditor: The Posey County Auditor’s office deposited $20,629.00 into the LCC’s Drug-Free Community Fund from fees collected last calendar year, 2009. $32,846.48 rolled over from unused funds from the previous years. Comprehensive Community Plan 16 $53,475.48 total amount available for programs and administrative costs for the upcoming calendar year. $13,368.87 approved for administrative costs leaving $40,106.61 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 RE- AMOUNT PROGRAM DESCRIPTION QUESTED GRANTED Prevention/Education Mt. Vernon After Prom 796.00 796.00 New Harmony After Prom 200.00 200.00 North Posey After Prom 502.00 502.00 Indiana State Police Camp at U.S.I. - Respect for 2835.00 1155.00 Law Camps These three-day camps are an exciting look at law enforcement for students entering 5th and 6th grades. Police officers staff the co-ed camps and programs include spectacular demonstrations by Emergency Response Team members, Bomb Squads, Underwater Search and Rescue Teams and police dogs. Campers participate in recreational activities, make new friends and go home with a new respect for themselves and others. Drug Free Communities funded scholarships for Posey County Students. YMCA of Southwestern Indiana - Afternoon Rocks is 2000.00 667.00 a program conducted by YMCA staff. The curriculum includes goal setting, decision making, drug awareness and conflict resolution. 45 Posey County students par- ticipated in this program. Their motto is “Too Good for Drugs and Violence”. Students participated in daily prevention activities as well as supportive activities. Prevention activities include not only why students say “no” to drugs and alcohol, but other positive activities too. Comprehensive Community Plan 17 TO- 6333.00 3320.00 TAL(S) AMOUNT AMOUNT Treatment/Intervention REQUESTED GRANTED TO- 0.00 0.00 TAL(S) AMOUNT AMOUNT Criminal Justice Services REQUESTED GRANTED Comprehensive Community Plan 18 TO- 0.00 0.00 TAL(S) (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% 13368.87 6% 3320.00 Treatment/Intervention 25% 13368.87 0% 0.00 Criminal Justice Services 25% 13368.87 0% 0.00 Administrative 25% 13368.87 8% 4655.20 TOTAL(S) 100% 53475.48 14% 7975.20 (4) Describe the grant process and requirements for the grantees: All grants must follow the written By Laws and Comprehensive Plan of the PDFC. All grants must be for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug related (substance buse/addiction) issues and must fall within treatment/intervention, law en- forcement/justice or prevention/education. In an effort to establish a greater sense of accountability, efforts have been made to address the LCC monitoring needs of PDFC grants. Meeting attendance is strongly suggested to those submit- ting requests. A post grant evaluation process and report is also used by the LCC for monitoring a grant request. Grant requests must be in writing and follow the request format. Evaluation of the grants is either quarterly, semi-annually, or annually depending upon the grant. When applicable, statistics are gathered to ensure the best use of the grant money. In addition, the LCC Coordinator and Chairperson along with an Executive Committee will regularly review and update this Comprehensive Plan and Process to assure greater fulfillment of goals and accountability. Comprehensive Community Plan 19 (5) Provide administrative expenses (be specific): EXPENSE COST Coordinator’s Salary 4640.00 Office Supplies 15.20 TOTAL(S) 4655.20 (6) Provide summary explanation of amount of any unused dollars from previous years: We did not receive grant requests from law enforcement agencies and treatment agencies as we had in previous years. (7) Additional Comments: Starting in 2010, we have changed our grant policies to encourage attend- ance at monthly meetings and to better market Drug-Free Communities.
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