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




            Comprehensive Community Plan
    County: Lawrence

    LCC: Lawrence County Local Coordinating Council

    Date Due: June 2011

    Date Submitted: June 2012

    New Plan        Plan Update X




    LCC Contact: Amy Kirkpatrick
    Address: 2590 Old State Rd. 37 N
    City: Bedford, IN 47421
    Phone: 812-583-0919
    Email: amy@communityconnectindiana.com

    County Commissioners: Chris May
    Address: Lawrence County Courthouse
    City: Bedford
    Zip Code: 47421
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                                          Plan Summary

Mission Statement: The purpose of the Lawrence County LCC is to prevent alcohol and
substance abuse by financially supporting programs that meet needs identified by citizens of our
county.

History: Lawrence County is a predominantly rural county located in the south central part
of Indiana. It covers 449 square miles of land and 3.2 square miles of water area. Lawrence
County contains three cities including Bedford (county seat), Mitchell and Oolitic. Population
estimates in 2006 were 46, 342; 5,109 youth ages 10-17. Unemployment rates rose from 3.9% in
2000 to 6.9% in 2006. Per Capita income was estimated at $26,500 in 2005. Monthly average
of persons issued food stamps in 2006 was 3,850 (8% of population) and 4,345 children were
enrolled in Hoosier Healthwise.

Bedford, the county seat, has a population of 13,489 which is 29.3% of the county. Bedford is 21
miles south of Bloomington and 57 miles NW of Louisville, Kentucky. Bedford was founded as a
town in 1825 and went on to become the county seat. Palestine, 4 miles south of Bedford was
the original county seat. Local businessman Joseph Rawlins played an influential role in the
naming of Bedford as the new county seat. It was incorporated as a city in 1889.

There are many interesting places near Bedford. The Bluespring Caverns is a system of caves
that stretches for over 21 miles. The Bluespring Caverns are a popular tourist destination for
people from across the country. A subterranean river runs through the caves and visitors are
offered hour long boat rides through the caverns from April to October.

Mitchell, in southern Lawrence County, is 30 miles S of Bloomington and 50 miles NW of
Louisville, Kentucky. The city has a population of 4,567. It is the birthplace of astronaut Gus
Grissom, a Purdue University Mechanical Engineering graduate, who flew on Liberty Bell 7,
Gemini 3 and died in a launch pad fire at Kennedy Space Center in 1967.

Spring Mills is part of the state park system and is located 3 miles east of Mitchell. It contains
beautiful trails, an interesting cave system, a memorial to Guss Grissom and a Pioneer Village
with a working grist mill.

Oolitic, is a small town 18 miles S of Bloomington and north of Bedford. Once known as
“limestone,” Oolitic has a population of approximately 1800. For many years, the main
occupation of the people in Lawrence Co was the stone industry. Early in the nineteen hundreds,
there were several stone quarries and mills producing slabs of limestone for the construction of
private homes and public buildings. Oolitic limestone has been shipped all over the world and
used in many of the most famous buildings know. Stone carvers of the past and present have
used their talents to turn blocks of limestone into statues and monuments that now grace
locations across the country.

The Local Coordinating Council for a Drug Free Lawrence County continues to have the support
of a diverse and dedicated group of individuals. In a collaborative effort with others in the
community, the LCC strives to increase awareness of prevention methods, treatment
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opportunities and consequences associated with substance abuse. The LCC members is
approximately 20 individuals from various occupations who volunteer their time to educate and
improve the community. The LCC has been successful in the assessment of the local alcohol and
other drug abuse problems in the county, proposing objectives to help alleviate the problems and
evaluating progress towards those objectives.

The Lawrence County Local Coordinating Council was established in 1989 as part of the
Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana initiative. Since that time, the Council has
undergone several attempts to reorganize and strengthen its membership; those efforts continue
at this time. 2007 was a pivotal year for establishment of policies, practices, changes in
membership, the establishment of a new grant cycle and procedures and a better working
arrangement with the County Council.

The Lawrence County LCC has provided funds for various programs throughout the County. The
local DARE programs, Lawrence County Jail Intervention, the Elderly and Substance Abuse, are
only a small group of programs supported in the past by Lawrence County LCC. Recently added
programs such as drug testing at the schools and equipment for law enforcement have assisted
the county in curbing substance use. Financial support of the community’s Safe Night continues.

Grant cycle and Monitoring Role of the LCC: Grant packets containing
checklist, calendar of due dates, by-laws, application, midterm and final report forms and any
additional items required by the Council are made available by the Secretary. Applications are
collected by the Secretary on due date and copies, score sheet rubric, problem statements and
objectives, and other materials are prepared for the grant review committee which consists of 4
LCC officers and a community member representing each of the 3 categories (treatment,
prevention, justice). A schedule for presentations is prepared and all grantees notified by mail
and phone message regarding their assigned presentation time. Each grantee is afforded an
allotted amount of time to present their project and to answer questions. Grant review
committee members then prepare a recommendation for the amount awarded. The
recommendation is reviewed and approved by the Council with a provision for an appeal for up
to 3 grantees. A second presentation of grant applications for those 3 are heard by the
committee and a final allocation recommendation is approved and presented by the Treasurer to
the County Council.

Summary of the Comprehensive Community Plan: Due to the radical change
in membership and attendance, new members, leadership and direction, this LCC conducted
member surveys and a community forum in order to garner ideas and identification of the
substance related issues affecting Lawrence County, its services and citizens. As a result of those
efforts, this LCC submits the following two problem statements to the Governors Commission:

Problem Statement #1: Youth and adults are abusing over the counter and prescription drugs.
Problem Statement #2: Youth and adults are abusing alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs
                        (marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine).
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                             Membership List

  County LCC Name:
#      Name        Organization           Race   Gender    Category
1       Nedra Brock       Probation        C       F        Justice
         Fleetwood
2      Dennis Parsley     Bedford PD       C       M          Law
                                                          Enforcement
3       Aaron Shoults    Lawrence Co       C       M          Law
                               PD                         Enforcement
4      Wanda Harper         ADAPT          C       F       Treatment
5     Heather Woloshen   Hoosier Hills     C       F       Self-Help
                              PACT
6        Kathy Kuss      Hoosier Hills     C       F       Self-Help
                              PACT
7        Greg Taylor     Lawrence Co       C       M          Law
                         Sheriff’s Dept                   Enforcement
8        Jim Crane        Pathways to      C       M       Treatment
                           Recovery
9       Chrissy Abel        Tobacco        C       F      Prevention
                           Coalition
10      Missy Stroud       Drug Free       C       F      Prevention
                         Communities
11       Sam Craig       Lawrence Co       C       M          Law
                             Sheriff                      Enforcement
12      Helen Nash          Retired        C       F       Education
13      Missy Stroud        Hoosier        C       F       Prevention
                            Uplands
14     Becky Sprinkle       BNLHS          C       F       Education
15       Jeff Nikirk     Lawrence Co       C       M          Law
                           Reserves                       Enforcement
16      Steve Gilbert     Bedford PD       C       M          Law
                                                          Enforcement
17     Mike Branham      Lawrence Co       C       M          Law
                         Sheriff’s Dep                    Enforcement
18       Greg Taylor     Lawrence Co       C       M          Law
                         Sheriff’s Dept                   Enforcement
19     Katie Messmann    Lawrence Co.      C       F       Prevention
                          Probation
20       Chad Shew       Lawrence Co.      C       M      Prevention
                          Probation
21    Scott Wedgewood    Lawrence Co.      C       M      Prevention
                          Probation
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                           Problem Identification

A. Problem Statement #1: Youth and adults are abusing over-the-counter and
prescription drugs

B. Supportive Data:

1. Indiana’s drug-induced death rates were substantially lower than comparable U.S.
    rates in 1999, but have accelerated to match them. The Centers for Disease Control
    and Prevention (2007) reported that the national rate of drug-induced deaths
    increased from 0.07 in 1999 to .11 in 2004 (per 1,000 populations). By comparison,
    Indiana’s drug-induced mortality rate was 0.04 in 1999 and more than doubled to 0.10
    by 2004 and reached 0.11 in 2005. (Center for Health Policy) Number of Drug-
    induced deaths in Indiana, from 1999 through 2005 for Lawrence Co was 26.
2. National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 2.1 million teens ages 12-17
    reported abusing rx drugs. Local 2007 IPRC survey (conducted bi-annually) results
    for teens in Lawrence County reports:
               a. Lifetime prevalence rates higher than state rates for inhalants (8th),
                   amphetamines (8th), Ritalin (8th & 9th), tranquilizers (8th & 11th) and
                   over-the-counter drugs (7th & 8th).
               b. IPRC estimates 1 in 5 youth using/abusing OTC
3. ISP reports retail sales of pain killers such as OxyContin between 1997 and 2005,
    particularly in the far southern portion of the state, increased 1,234%.
4. Monitoring The Future Survey showed: 4% of 8th graders, 5% of 10th graders, 7% of
    12th graders abused medicines containing DXM in 2005 – on par with cocaine abuse.
5. Partnership for a Drug Free American reports that 1 in 5 youth have used OTC in
    2006.
6. Local school reports 24 youth were suspended or expelled due to incidences involving
    drugs, 5 for alcohol (BNL k-12)
7. Treatment providers were contacted but could not report on youth or adults receiving
    treatment involving medicines. Expressed willingness to gather data for future.
8. Law Enforcement and Courts reported 16 youth on probation as a result of rx offenses.
9. Local pharmacies interviewed expressed concern over the amount of medicines they
    observe being purchased by youth.
10. Local Coroner was contacted but failed to report the number of deaths from overdose
    of rx medicines. Local media reports include 1 death from Fentenal.
11. ER departments at both local hospitals indicted that they do not collect that data but
    expressed willingness for future reports.
12. Department of Child Services reported 65 % of their caseload consists of children who
    were removed from homes where substance use was involved.


End of Year 1 Update:
1. Local Coroner reported there were 60 deaths in Lawrence County in 2009 with the
   primary or secondary contributing case being drug and/or alcohol related.
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2. 2009 IPRC Rate survey results for Lawrence County students reports alcohol use in
    the past 30 days for 7th graders is 14.6% and the State average is 11.2%. The report for
    9th graders in Lawrence County is 32.5% and the State average is 24.5%.
3. The 2009 State Epidemiological Profile report that Indiana has a higher rate of youth
    reporting use of OxyContin in their Lifetime than the National average. Indiana
    lifetime use is 2.5% and National Average is 1.8%.
4. The 2009 State Epidemiological Profile reports that the number of Treatment
    Episodes for Prescription Drug Abuse in Lawrence County is 67 and those presenting
    with Prescription Drug Dependence is 48.
5. Partnership for a Drug Free American report, that 1 in 11 youth has admitted to getting
    high on cough medicine.
6. Local Schools report in the school year 2008-2009 there were 6 youth suspended from
    school due to alcohol/drug use. This is down from 24 (drugs), 5 (alcohol), during the
    previous year.
7. According to Bedford Regional Medical Center in 2009 there were thirteen people
    treated for drug related mental disorders. Two individuals were treated for
    methamphetamine abuse, two for cocaine abuse, two for opiod abuse, one for sedative
    abuse, one for hallucinogen abuse, and five for other, mixed, or unspecified drug abuse
8. In 2009, Law Enforcement and the Courts reported 12 juveniles were placed on
    probation for drug related offenses. The courts had a total of 972 cases (adults and
    juveniles) with substance abuse interference and 79% of the arrest in Lawrence County
    were for substance abuse offenses.
9. Local pharmacies interviewed expressed concern over the amount of medicines they
    observe being purchased by youth. There are not any statistical data to report numbers
    at this time. A survey will be administered in the year 2010 to further identify
    substances of concern.
10. In the year 2007-2008, the State Excise Police conducted the “Survey for Alcohol
    Compliance” to monitor compliance with the minimum drinking age. There were 22
    inspections and eight outlets that failed the inspection.
11. ER departments at both local hospitals indicated that they did not collect that data to
    indicate the number of people that are served for a primary or secondary issue being
    substance abuse. The LCC will present a document for adoption as a standard part of
    registration to make it easier for future comprehensive updates.
12. Department of Child Services reports 1 children were removed from their homes due
    to alcohol and drug as the primary cause. 21 children were removed due to Neglect
    (non substantiated). The drastic change in numbers could be due to the reporting
    requirements and how they have changed.


End of Year 2 Update:
1. The most recent data received from the Local Coroner reported there were 60 deaths
   in Lawrence County in 2009 with the primary or secondary contributing case being
   drug and/or alcohol related. Numbers for 2010 were not available at this time.
2. 2010 IPRC Rate survey results for Lawrence County students reports alcohol use in
   the past 30 days for 7th graders is 20.3% and the State average is 11.6%. The report for
   9th graders in Lawrence County is 31.0% and the State average is 24.4%.
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3. The 2010 results from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use Survey show that in
    the past 30 days 8.5% of 9th grade students in Lawrence County have used Prescription
    Pain Medication. The State Average is 5.0%.
4. According to the ATOD Survey: Ninth grade students report 16.3% have used
    Prescription Pain Medication in their lifetime; the average for the State is 9.9%.
5. The 2009 State Epidemiological Profile reports that the number of Treatment
    Episodes for Prescription Drug Abuse in Lawrence County is 67 and those presenting
    with Prescription Drug Dependence is 48. 2010 data was not available at this time.
6. The Partnership for a Drug Free American did not contain more current information
    other than reported last year - that 1 in 11 youth has admitted to getting high on cough
    medicine.
7. Local Schools report in the school year 2009-2010 there were 15 youth suspended
    from school due to alcohol/drug use. This is an increase of 9 students in comparing
    the previous year.
8. The Local Hospital has not provided an update on the 2009 statistics. According to
    Bedford Regional Medical Center in 2009 there were thirteen people treated for drug
    related mental disorders. Two individuals were treated for methamphetamine abuse,
    two for cocaine abuse, two for opiod abuse, one for sedative abuse, one for
    hallucinogen abuse, and five for other, mixed, or unspecified drug abuse
9. In 2010, the Lawrence County Probation Department reported the juvenile records:
       Illegal Consumption – 68
       Possession of a Controlled substance – 11
       Possession of Marijuana – 22
       OWI – 3
       Public Intoxication – 18
       122 juveniles were placed on probation for alcohol related offenses and drug
         related offenses. In 2009, there were 61 juveniles placed on probation for alcohol
         and drug related offenses.
10. In the year 2009, the State Excise Police conducted the “Survey for Alcohol
    Compliance” to monitor compliance with the minimum drinking age. There were 14
    inspections and 5 outlets that failed the inspection.
11. ER departments at both local hospitals indicated that they did not collect that data to
    indicate the number of people that are served for a primary or secondary issue being
    substance abuse.
12. Department of Child Services reports 2children were removed from their homes due to
    alcohol and drug as the primary cause. 23 children were removed due to Neglect (non
    substantiated). The drastic change in numbers could be due to the reporting
    requirements and how they have changed.


Final Update (end of Year 3):
   1. The most recent data received from the Local Coroner reported there were 60
      deaths in Lawrence County in 2009 with the primary or secondary contributing
      case being drug and/or alcohol related. Numbers for 2011 were not available at
      this time.
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  2. 2011 IPRC Rate survey results for the Southeast Region reports alcohol use in the
      past 30 days for 7th graders is 29.6% and the State average is 26.1.%. The report for
      9th graders in Lawrence County is 51.6% and the State average is 51.6%.
  3. The 2011 results from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use Survey show that
      in the past 30 days 9.8% of 9th grade students in the Southeast District have used
      Prescription Pain Medication. The State Average is 9.4%.
  4. According to the ATOD Survey: Ninth grade students in the Southeast region
      report 9.8% have used Prescription Pain Medication in their lifetime; the average
      for the State is 9.4%.
  5. The 2010 State Epidemiological Profile reports that the number of Treatment
      Episodes for Prescription Drug Abuse in Lawrence County is 67 and those
      presenting with Prescription Drug Dependence is 27. This number includes Rx
      Dependence and Opioid Dependence. 2011 data was not available at this time.
  6. In 2011, The Partnership for a Drug Free American did not contain more current
      information other than reported last year - that 1 in 11 youth has admitted to
      getting high on cough medicine.
  7. Local Schools report in the school year 2010-2011 there were 29 youth suspended
      from school due to alcohol/drug use. This is an increase of 14 students in
      comparing the previous year.
  8. In 2011, The Local Hospital has not provided an update on the 2009 statistics.
      According to Bedford Regional Medical Center in 2009 there were thirteen people
      treated for drug related mental disorders. Two individuals were treated for
      methamphetamine abuse, two for cocaine abuse, two for opiod abuse, one for
      sedative abuse, one for hallucinogen abuse, and five for other, mixed, or
      unspecified drug abuse
  9. In 2011, the Lawrence County Probation Department reported the juvenile records:
          a. Illegal Consumption – 39
          b. Possession of a Controlled substance – 9
          c. Possession of Marijuana – 22
          d. OWI – 6
          e. Public Intoxication – 10
          f. 92 juveniles were placed on probation for alcohol related offenses and drug
             related offenses. In 2010, there were 122 juveniles placed on probation for
             alcohol and drug related offenses.
  10. In the year 2010, the State Excise Police conducted the “Survey for Alcohol
      Compliance” to monitor compliance with the minimum drinking age. There were
      56 inspections and 4 outlets that failed the inspection.
  11. In 2011, ER departments at both local hospitals indicated that they did not collect
      that data to indicate the number of people that are served for a primary or
      secondary issue being substance abuse.
  12. Department of Child Services reports 2children were removed from their homes
      due to alcohol and drug as the primary cause 37 children were removed due to
      Neglect. The drastic change in numbers could be due to the reporting
      requirements and how they have changed.
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C. Goals:

  1. Decrease the number of youth misusing OTC and prescription drugs.
  2. Decrease the number of adults misusing OTC and prescription drugs.


End of Year 1 Annual Benchmarks:
  1. In 2008-2009 there were 6 youth suspended for drug/alcohol use this is a 75%
     decrease from the previous school year. In 2007-2008 there were 24 youth
     suspended or expelled due to incidences involving drugs and/or alcohol.
  2. According to the Lawrence County Coroner in 2008, Alcohol or other other drugs
     either caused or contributed to 30% (18) of the cases. This is a 69% decrease in
     relation to the prior statistic. The Number of Drug-Induced Deaths in Indiana,
     from 1999 through 2005 for Lawrence Co was 26.
  3. There is an increase of 4 in Juveniles being placed on probation for alcohol related
     offenses and a decrease of 4 in juveniles being placed on probation for drug related
     offenses. In 2009 Law Enforcement and the Courts report 49 juveniles were placed
     on probation for alcohol related offenses and 12 juveniles were placed on probation
     for drug related offenses. In 2008, Probation department report, there were 45
     juveniles placed probation for alcohol related offenses and 16 juveniles placed on
     probation for drug related offenses.

End of Year 2 Annual Benchmarks:
  1. In 2009-2010 there were 15 youth suspended for drug/alcohol use since August
     2009-2010. This is approximately 7-8 per semester in 2009-2010 this is an
     increase of 9 students since the previous school year. In 2008-2009 there were 6
     youth suspended or expelled due to incidences involving drugs and/or alcohol.
  2. There is not updated information provided by the Coroner of Lawrence County.
     According to the Lawrence County Coroner in 2009, Alcohol or other drugs either
     caused or contributed to 30% (18) of the cases. This is a 69% decrease in relation to
     the prior statistic. The Number of Drug-Induced Deaths in Indiana, from 1999
     through 2005 for Lawrence Co was 26.
  3. The Probation Department Program-Basic Offender Orientation Program
     targets low to medium risk youth offenders that have been arrested for various
     offenses including drug and alcohol offenses. In the year 2010, 79 juveniles were
     referred and 48 successfully participated. The evaluation is a risk needs assessment
     that is administered prior to beginning and after completion of the program. This
     is an increase of 23% of juveniles being referred since 2009. In 2009, there were 61
     juveniles placed on probation for alcohol/drug related offenses.


Final Report (end of Year 3):
   1. Local Schools report in the school year 2010-2011 there were 29 youth suspended
      from school for incidences involving alcohol and/or drugs. This is an increase of 14
      students in comparing the previous year. In 2010, there were 15 suspended for
      incidences involving alcohol and/or drugs.
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   2. The most recent information the LCC was able to obtain is from 2009. There is not
      updated information provided by the Coroner of Lawrence County. According to
      the Lawrence County Coroner in 2009, Alcohol or other drugs either caused or
      contributed to 30% (18) of the cases. This is a 69% decrease in relation to the prior
      statistic. The Number of Drug-Induced Deaths in Indiana, from 1999 through
      2005 for Lawrence Co was 26.
   3. The Probation Department Program-Basic Offender Orientation Program
      targets low to medium risk youth offenders that have been arrested for various
      offenses including drug and alcohol offenses. Synthetic cannabinoids and heroin
      were specifically targeted this year. In the year 2011, 42 juveniles were referred for
      alcohol related offenses and 50 drug related referrals. The evaluation is a risk
      needs assessment that is administered prior to beginning and after completion of
      the program. 29 youth benefitted by the program by successful completion.



D. Objectives:
  1. Educate youth and teens regarding the dangers of misusing and abusing OTC and
     prescription medicines by:
         a. Partnering with the schools to educate staff and teachers with informational
            brochures and staff trainings emphasizing OTC and Prescription medicines.
         b. Members of Council will present to teens in health classes
         c. Assist the schools in providing educational handouts/pamphlets, evidence-
            based prevention programming and curriculums.
         d. Work with medical and treatment providers to identify and report numbers
            of teens seeking treatment for medicine abuse issues
         e. Provide information to law enforcement regarding medicine abuse and
            encourage use of local tracking systems to better monitor criminal activity
            involving medicines.
  2. Educate adults regarding the danger of misusing OTC and prescription medicines:
         a. Facilitate and conduct a town hall meeting to discuss this issue.
         b. Engage local media in coverage of this issue by a) publishing timely
            informational stories; b) the topic will be addressed utilizing the local radio
            media through psa’s and radio shows; c) develop or identify resources such
            as printed materials (brochures, flyers, posters); d) information will be
            posted on the Council’s website.
         c. Partner with local agencies and service groups to disseminate information
         d. Provide educational materials, flyers and posters to the medical community
            and pharmacy facilities
         e. Provide information to law enforcement regarding medicine abuse and
            encourage use of local tracking system to better monitor criminal activity
            involving prescription medicines
  3. Advocate with local leaders to set age restriction policies for purchasing frequently
     abused OTC medicines
  4. Partner with local treatment providers to:
         a. Financially assist with services to indigent clients
         b. Encourage treatment providers to collect data regarding this issue
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         c. Encourage representation and participation on the Council
  5. Partner with local service providers sharing the same concerns
  6. Partner with local law enforcement and justice agencies to:
         a. Fund criminal investigations and/or initiatives related to prescription and
            over the counter drug abuse crimes
         b. Support training programs for law enforcement and justice personnel

End of Year 1 Update:
  1. There is continued support from the LCC for prevention/educational based
     progams. The Bedford and Lawrence County D.A.R.E Program, SAFE NIGHT, and
     Afternoon ROCKS. Educational/Preventative initiatives and incentives have been
     financially funded by the Local Coordinating Council in an effort to
     sustain/increase membership.
         a. Bedford D.A.R.E program served 574 female and 776 male's for a total of
            1350 preschool, elementary, and middle school students. A drug abuse
            resistance program is an educationally based, researched proven curriculum
            that is taught by a trained police officer. Educating youth on the dangers of
            drug and alcohol abuse. Arming youth with the tools necessary to make the
            right choice, and to recognize and resist drugs. The Lawrence Couny
            D.A.R.E Program serves 900 elementary age youth. The trained officer
            educated youth on drug awareness.
         b. The Lawrence County Police Department has added an additional two to
            three weeks to the standard D.A.R.E. curriculum in order to provide the
            D.A.R.E. OTC and Prescription Drug Curriculum. The students are taught
            the curriculum through the use of workbooks and Cd's that D.A.R.E. has
            developed to address the problem of abusing these substances. These
            materials are purchased with grant money that comes from the LCC. The
            students learn about the correct way to approach taking medications that
            include: parental supervision, product identification, how to determine what
            symptoms a particular medication treats, why not to take someone else's
            medication, proper storage, potential effects of not following protocol and
            proper disposal of outdated medications. At the end of the lessons, there is a
            power point quiz that students take and the excellent results reflect the
            attention that the students put into learning the curriculum.
         c. The SAFE NIGHT prevention event was supported by the LCC. There were a
            recorded 2600 community members that attended this event. The purpose
            of the event is to motivate and involve the community to promote youth to
            choose an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug free lifestyle. There is
            educational material that is handed out by a variety of businesses that
            volunteer their time to the annual event.
         d. Afternoon ROCKS served 45 female youth ranging from elementary school
            age to middle school. Educational lessons as part of the program to address
            increasing self image and being drug free. The duration of the class is: 2
            times a week for 5 weeks, and then 3 times a week for one week.
  2. Educate adults regarding the danger of misusing OTC and prescription medicines
         a. The members of the Council in Collaboration with Drug Free Communites
            held a Town Hall Meeting. The meeting had 21 community members attend.
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               The Panel consisted of the Mayor's, DARE Officers, Juvenile Referee, and
               they presented on effects of ATOD and youth as they see it. The Community
               members were able to ask questions.
           b. The LCC had the opportunity to discuss topics that could be covered during
               a morning PSA on the local radio station. The LCC had meeting
               announcements placed in the local newspaper with information about the
               Council and the meeting times/dates/agenda items. The website for the
               Council has information that is posted for Council members and community
               members to access.
           c. SAFE NIGHT is annual prevention event. During this event approximately
               3500 community members/families have an opportunity to educate
               themselves and families on issues surrounding alcohol, tobacco and other
               drug use. Over 30 different local businesses/churches participate in setting
               up a booth to disseminate information on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug
               use. The LCC has participated in SAFE NIGHT. The LCC gives out
               information on prevention of substance abuse.
  3.   In an effort to support prevention/educational programs the LCC provided
       brochures including a summary of the mission statement for The Governors
       Commission for a Drug Free Indiana. The meeting time and dates were included
       and contact information for the Council. These were given to Council members to
       hand out and they were also handed out at prevention events such as SAFE NIGHT.
  4.    The LCC did support treatment/intervention initiatives. Pathways to Recovery
       Program have a 50% success rate. The program offers group therapy to inmates
       that are incarcerated due to drugs and/or alcohol abuse.
  5.   The LCC did support other programs to enhance knowledge of dangers and
       consequences that could result from alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.
           a. Basic Offender Orientation Program targets medium to high risk youth
               offenders that have been arrested for drug and alcohol offenses. The
               Program is a combination of physical training, accountability and education
               on drug/alcohol. In the year 2009, 76 juveniles attended. The evaluation is a
               risk needs assessment that is administered prior to beginning and after
               completion of the program.
  6.   The LCC did provide support to law enforcement for: training for the SWAT team
       and for training that will enhance knowledge of Substance Abuse issues.


End of Year 2 Update:
  1. In 2010, the LCC supported prevention/educational based progams. The Bedford
     D.A.R.E, Lawrence County D.A.R.E Program, and SAFE NIGHT.
         a. Bedford D.A.R.E program served 571 female students and 779 male students
            for a total of 1350 preschool, elementary, and middle school students. A
            drug abuse resistance program is an educationally based, researched proven
            curriculum that is taught by a trained police officer. Educating youth on the
            dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Arming youth with the tools necessary to
            make the right choice, and to recognize and resist drugs. Evaluation of the
            program relied on arrest reporting through the police department, school
            reports generated as to incidents involved and pre-post testing of the
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           students. The D.A.R.E program relies heavily on the financial support of the
           LCC.
        b. The Lawrence County Police Department delivers the D.A.R.E program to
           the fifth and third grade students in the six North Lawrence Schools outside
           the City of Bedford. The students are educated about the dangers of
           substance abuse and the voilence that often goes hand in hand. The students
           will learn about various types of peer pressure and will be given skills
           necessary to deal with them accordinfly as well as how to get out of and
           avoid risky situations. are taught the curriculum through the use of
           workbooks and Cd's that D.A.R.E. has developed to address the problem of
           abusing these substances. These materials are purchased with grant money
           that comes from the LCC. Success will be measured by a comparative of pre
           and post test scores covering topics that were in the curriculum. At the end
           of the program, students are requires to write an essay and given feedback.
        c. The SAFE NIGHT prevention event was supported by the LCC. There were a
           recorded 1468 participants in the Event including 830 from Bedford, 306
           from Mitchell and 332 from different counties. 383 Safe Night participants
           that completed the survey during the event. Of the respondents, 86% were
           adults age 18 and other. Survey respondents attending the events were
           accompanied by 819 children. The purpose of the event is to motivate and
           involve the community to promote youth to choose an alcohol, tobacco, and
           other drug free lifestyle. There is educational material that is handed out by
           a variety of businesses that volunteer their time to the annual event.
           According to the survey, respondents were asked to indicated which drugs
           and/or alcohol is a problem in the community. Eighty percent of the
           respondents reporting that alcohol is a moderate problem while the highest
           percentage being 89% for the concern of youth using cigarettes. Eighty-Four
           percent of the repondents reported talking to their children about cigarettes
           in the past year and 79% talking to their children about alcohol in the past
           year.
  2. Educate adults regarding the danger of misusing OTC and prescription medicines
        a. The members of the LCC hosted two different lunch and learns. The LCC
           collaborated with Bloomington Meadows Hospital. A speaker was provided
           and the LCC was able to hand out information about Substance Abuse and
           Risks of Using to the Community Members that attended. One lunch and
           learn educated the attendees on Prescription Drug Abuse and the other on
           Teen Suicide and use of Substances that may be contributing factors.
        b. The LCC had the opportunity to collaborate with Michael York, PhD. with
           Centerstone Behavioral Health. Doctor York presented on the K2/Spice use.
           In addition, Mr. York discussed various drug use.
        c. A member of the Council has the opportunity to discuss substance abuse
           issues that is covered on the local radio station. The LCC had meeting
           announcements placed in the local newspaper with information about the
           Council and the meeting times/dates/agenda items. The website for the
           Council has information that is posted for Council members and community
           members to access.
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            d. The Community Consultant for the LCC did a PSA talk show about drug
                use/abuse on the Local Morning Talk Show on the Radio Station reaching
                thousands of community members.
            e. SAFE NIGHT is annual prevention event. During this event the LCC has the
                opportunity to educate families on issues surrounding alcohol, tobacco and
                other drug use. Over 30 different local businesses/churches participate in
                setting up a booth to disseminate information on alcohol, tobacco, and other
                drug use. The LCC has participated in SAFE NIGHT. The LCC gives out
                information on prevention of substance abuse.
  3.   The LCC did support treatment/intervention initiatives. Pathways to Recovery
       Program have a 90% success rate. The program offers group therapy to inmates
       that are incarcerated due to drugs and/or alcohol abuse.
  4.   The LCC did support other programs to enhance knowledge of dangers and
       consequences that could result from alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.
            a. The Lawrence County Non-Violence Program is a program that assesses
                probationers and identifies specific high need area such as criminal
                thinking, financial/poverty, education, substance abuse and cognitive
                behavior. There were 58 participants in the year 2010 including 47 men and
                11 women. Fifty-one successfully completed the program (88% completion
                rate). Of those that successfully completed the program, 5 have since been
                arrested for committing a new offence, a recidivism rate of 10%.
  5.   In 2010, the LCC did provide support to Bedford Police Department-Training
       Program. The Officers had training in modes, methods of operation by the offender.
       There were 6700 men and 6789 women that benefitted from this project. The
       Bedford Police Department reports:
            a. 670 arrests for drugs and alcohol in the year 2010; this is a 21% increase in
                comparison to 2009. In 2009, 529 arrest were made for drugs and alcohol.
                    i. 429 of the arrest were made by Officer Fender (Drug Officer); this is a
                        18% increase in comparison to the prior year 2009. There were 364
                        arrest made by Officer Fender.
  6.   Lawrence County Drug Court Support Services is a treatment/intervention program
       the LCC supported. The program is for both male and female offenders in Lawrence
       County. The target age for this program is 19 years of age and older. This program
       will offer closer supervision and monitoring to help participants address their
       substance abuse issues. There has been a 75% rate of completion of the program
       with no re-offenders.
  7.   In 2010, the LCC did support the Lawrence County Police Department for training
       initiative and safety equipment needed to reduce the likelihood injury during the
       execution of a drug warrant. Over 45,000 people could benefit from this project.


Final Update (end of Year 3):
   1. In 2011, the LCC supported prevention/educational based progams. The Bedford
      D.A.R.E, Lawrence County D.A.R.E Program, and SAFE NIGHT.
         a. Bedford D.A.R.E program served 468 female students and 541 male
            students for a total of 1009 preschool, elementary, and middle school
            students. A drug abuse resistance program is an educationally based,
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           researched proven curriculum that is taught by a trained police officer.
           Educating youth on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. This program
           focused specifically on Over the Counter medicine abuse and prescription
           drug abuse. Arming youth with the tools necessary to make the right choice,
           and to recognize and resist drugs. Evaluation of the program relied on
           arrest reporting through the police department, school reports generated as
           to incidents involved and pre-post testing of the students. The D.A.R.E
           program relies heavily on the financial support of the LCC.
       b. The Lawrence County Police Department delivers the D.A.R.E program to
           the fifth and third grade students in the six North Lawrence Schools outside
           the City of Bedford. The students are educated about the dangers of
           substance abuse and the voilence that often goes hand in hand. The students
           will learn about various types of peer pressure and will be given skills
           necessary to deal with them accordinfly as well as how to get out of and
           avoid risky situations. are taught the curriculum through the use of
           workbooks and Cd's that D.A.R.E. has developed to address the problem of
           abusing these substances. These materials are purchased with grant money
           that comes from the LCC. Success will be measured by a comparative of pre
           and post test scores covering topics that were in the curriculum. At the end
           of the program, students are requires to write an essay and given feedback.
           There were approximately 500 students that benefited from this program in
           2011.
       c. The SAFE NIGHT prevention event was supported by the LCC. The purpose
           of the event is to motivate and involve the community to promote youth to
           choose an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug free lifestyle. There is
           educational material that is handed out by a variety of businesses that
           volunteer their time to the annual event. According to the survey,
           respondents were asked to indicated which drugs and/or alcohol is a
           problem in the community. There were a recorded 1848 participants in the
           Event. There is a survey that is made available at the event. The survey is
           used a a significant part of a needs assessment that the LCC is able to use to
           determine community concerns in regards to substance abuse/use. 239 Safe
           Night adult (19 and over) participants completed the survey during the
           event. Respondents indicated that cigarette and alcohol use among youth is
           a moderate to big problem. Ninty five percent of the repondents reported
           talking to their children about cigarettes and alcohol consumption in the
           past year.
  2. Educate adults regarding the danger of misusing OTC and prescription medicines
       a. The members of the LCC hosted a lunch and learn. The LCC collaborated
           with our Community Consultant. Lin Montgomery presented on “Drugs, Old
           and New”. The presentation educated those in attendance about the basics
           about drugs and discussed the dangers associated with them.
       b. In 2011, the LCC continues to have meeting announcements placed in the
           local newspaper with information about the Council and the meeting
           times/dates/agenda items. The website for the Council has information that
           is posted for Council members and community members to access.
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           c. SAFE NIGHT is annual prevention event. During this event the LCC has the
               opportunity to educate families on issues surrounding alcohol, tobacco and
               other drug use. Over 25 different local businesses/churches participate in
               setting up a booth to disseminate information on alcohol, tobacco, and other
               drug use.
  3.   The LCC did support the Pathways to Recovery Program in 2011. This programs
       goal is to provide group therapy and education to those that are currently or have
       been incarcerated due to drugs and/or alcohol abuse. An average of 28 inmates
       each week participated in the program. There are 7 individuals that are not
       incarcerated that are in the program. There is a pre test and post test that indicates
       improvement at a 90% rate (The Post Test scores are better than those Pre Test).
       This program would not be sustained to meet the demand if the LCC did not
       contribute to the program.
  4.   The LCC did support other programs to enhance knowledge of dangers and
       consequences that could result from alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.
           a. The Lawrence County Cognitive Life Skills Education Class. This is a
               Prevention/Education Program that will identify probationers with specific
               areas of risk or need. These Probationers are identified through a Risk
               Assessment. The class is a 10 week class that focuses on core areas such as
               substance abuse, criminal thinking, financial and other areas. The average
               class holds 22 participants. The success rate is 75%
  5.   The Council supported training initiatives for Bedford Police Department. The
       Officers attended training seminars, classes and update conferences. The training
       schools in drug and alcohol recognition, seizure, confiscation, interdiction and
       evidence procedure will lead to more successful prosecutions. The Bedford City
       Police Department trainings will benefit those within City Limits of Bedford
       (15000.00)
  6.   Council supported training initiatives for Bedford Police Department. The Officers
       attended training seminars, classes and update conferences. The training schools
       in drug and alcohol recognition, seizure, confiscation, interdiction and evidence
       procedure will lead to more successful prosecutions. The Bedford City Police
       Department trainings will benefit those within City Limits of Bedford (15000.00).
  7.   Lawrence County Drug Court Support Services is a treatment/intervention
       program the LCC supported. The program is for both male and female offenders in
       Lawrence County. The target age for this program is 19 years of age and older. This
       program will offer closer supervision and monitoring to help participants address
       their substance abuse issues. There were 44 contacts made with drug court
       participants through home visits. There were 306 urine drug screend and 768
       breathaliyzers. There were no positive breathalyzers, Urine drug screens yielded
       three (3) dilute, 1 positive opiate w/script, one (1) positive opiate w/o script and
       two (2) tested positive for synthetic THC. Twenty-one individuals were able to
       participate in the Relapse Prevention Program with eight of those being drug court
       participants.
  8.   In 2011, the LCC did support the Lawrence County Police Department for training
       initiative and safety equipment needed to reduce the likelihood injury during the
       execution of a drug warrant. Over 45,000 people could benefit from this project.
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A. Problem Statement #2: Youth and adults in the county abuse/misuse legal
      (alcohol) and illegal (marijuana, cocaine/heroin and methamphetamine)
      substances.

B. Supportive Data:
    1. Consumer spending on alcohol per household is $447 according to 2006 IPRC
        PrevStat information. Total spending per household is 0.97% of median income.
    2. Center for Health Policy reports Lawrence County is in the top 50 percentile for
        alcohol and drug induced mortalities with 26 from 1999-2005.
    3. Consumer spending on tobacco per household is $332 according to 2006 IRPC
        PrevStat.
    4. Excise Police report there are 60 licenses for alcohol, 75 tobacco outlets
    5. Traffic safety reports in 2007 indicate there were 74 alcohol-related crashes
        injuring 41; 6 fatal car crashes, 2 of which were alcohol related.
    6. Dept of Child Services reports more children were removed from their homes due
        to alcohol and drug issues than substantiated physical abuse.
    7. Lawrence County Police Department reports the following arrest statistics for
        2008:
             a. Drug Abuse – 6
             b. Drug Possession – 6
             c. Marijuana – 6
             d. Synthetics – 3
             e. Non-Narcotic – 3
             f. OWI – 19
             g. Public Intoxication – 13
             h. Under 18 years old (arrests)
                     i. Drug violations – 2
                    ii. Possession – 2
                  iii. Marijuana – 2
                   iv. OWI – 1
                    v. PI – 3
                   vi. Runaway 2
                  vii. Total disposition/handling of juveniles = 90
    8. 2007 IPRC Survey results for BNL students indicates the following prevalence
        and grade reports as being higher than the state rates: lifetime prevalence –
        alcohol (8th & 9th); annual prevalence (8th ); daily prevalence (11th) and binge
        drinking (8th).
    9. Local schools report 29 students were expelled or suspended due to alcohol
        and/or drug incidences.
    10. No treatment providers reported youth receiving treatment for alcohol and/or
        drug issues.
    11. The local Women’s shelter reported that 57% of the 200+ domestic violence
        victims seeking assistance, self-disclosed that alcohol and/or drugs were a
        contributing factor.
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     12. Probation department report, there were 45 juveniles placed probation for
         alcohol related offenses and 16 juveniles placed on probation for drug related
         offenses.
     13. ER departments have not traditionally kept records on the number of patients
         seen due to alcohol and/or drugs, but have agreed to attempt to collect that data
         for future reports.
     14. According to a Survey presented to 572 parents and youth in Lawrence County
         indicated:
              a. 23% of Youth reported that their parents have not discussed the risks
                 associated with using drugs.
              b. 5% of parent reported that in the past year they have not discussed the
                 risks associated with using drugs.
     15. According to the Meth Alliance, in 2008 there were 8 Clandestine Meth
         Laboratory’s Seized.



End of Year 1 Update:
  1. Consumer spending on alcohol per household is $478 according to 2008 IPRC
     PrevStat information. Total spending per household is 1.1% of median income.
  2. Local Coroner reports there were 60 deaths in Lawrence County in 2009 with the
     primary or secondary contributing case being drug and/or alcohol related.
  3. Consumer spending on tobacco per household is $298 according to 2008 IPRC
     PrevStat.
  4. According to the 2008 PrevStat report, there are 67 licenses for alcohol, 51 tobacco
     outlets in Lawrence County.
  5. 2008 statistics released by the Traffic Safety division of ICJI noted that Lawrence
     Co had 64 total drivers in alcohol related collisions. The number of drivers tested
     equal 46. There were 12 with BAC higher than .08% consisting of: 1 aged 15-20; 3,
     21-24; 3, 25-44; and 5, 45-64. Alcohol related resulting in 1 or more fatality equal 1;
     Alcohol related incapacitating circumstances equal 1.
  6. Department of Child Services reports 1 children were removed from their homes
     due to alcohol and drug as the primary cause. 21 children were removed due to
     Neglect (non specified) The DCS has stated that the reporting procedure has
     changed. This may be the reason for the drastic change in numbers.
  7. This is the most recent date available to be obtained: Lawrence County Police
     Department reports the following arrest statistics for 2009:
         a. Drug Abuse – 16 (this is an increase of 10, in 2008 there were 6)
         b. Drug Possession – 16 (this is an increase of 10, in 2008 there were 6)
         c. Marijuana – 10 (this is an increase of 4, in 2008 there were 6)
         d. Synthetics – 5 (this is an increase of 2, in 2008 there were 3)
         e. Non-Narcotic – 1 (this is a decrease of 2, in 2008 there were 3)
         f. OWI – 47 (this is an increase of 28, in 2008 there were 19)
         g. Public Intoxication – 27 (this is an increase of 14, in 2008 there were 13)
         h. Under 18 years old (arrests)
                 i. Drug violations – 5 (this is an increase of 3, in 2008 there were 2)
                ii. Possession – 5 (this is an increase of 3, in 2008 there were 2)
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                  iii. Marijuana – 3 (this is an increase of 1, in 2008 there were 2)
                  iv. OWI – 2 (this is an increase of 1, in 2008 there was 1)
                   v. PI – 0 (this is a decrease of 3, in 2008 there was 3)
                  vi. Runaway 14 (this is an increase of 12, in 2008 there were 2)
                 vii. Total disposition/handling of juveniles = 90
  8. The Bedford Police Department Report the following arrest for 2009:
           a. Drug Abuse – 364
           b. DWI – 128
           c. Liquor Laws – 34
           d. Public Intoxication – 144
  9. 2008 IPRC Rate survey results for Lawrence County students reports alcohol use in
      the past 30 days for 7th graders is 14.6% and the State average is 11.2%. The report
      for 9th graders in Lawrence County is 32.5% and the State average is 24.5%
  10. Local School report in 2008-2009 there were 6 youth suspended from school due to
      alcohol/drug use.
  11. According to Bedford Regional Medical Center in 2009 there were thirteen people
      treated for drug related mental disorders. Two individuals were treated for
      methamphetamine abuse, two for cocaine abuse, two for opiod abuse, one for
      sedative abuse, one for hallucinogen abuse, and five for other, mixed, or unspecified
      drug abuse.
  12. In 2009, Law Enforcement and the Courts reported that 49 juveniles were placed
      on probation for alcohol related offenses and 12 juveniles were placed on probation
      for drug related offenses.
  13. The Hoosier Hills PACT Office reported that drugs and/or alcohol were reported in
      183 of 335 new domestic; alcohol being the most common issue with 124 of the
      cases reporting alcohol involvement. Prescription drug use was reported in 53
      cases. Marijuana was reported to be used in 28 cases and Methamphetamine in 7
      cases.
  14. In 2009, Law Enforcement and the Courts report 49 juveniles were placed on
      probation for tobacco related offenses and 12 juveniles were placed on probation for
      drug related offenses.
  15. ER departments did not keep records of the number of patients seen due to alcohol
      and/or drugs, but have agreed to attempt to collect that data for future reports. The
      LCC will present a document for adoption as a standard part of registration to make
      it easier for future comprehensive updates.
  16. According to a 2009 survey presented to 383 parents and youth that was given at
      the community prevention event SAFE NIGHT, indicated:
           a. 30% of Youth reported that their parents have not discussed the risks
               associated with using drugs.
           b. 20% of parent reported that in the past year they have not discussed the
               risks associated with using drugs.
  17. According to the Meth Alliance, in 2009 there were 11 Clandestine Meth
      Laboratory’s Seized.


End of Year 2 Update:
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 1.     Reports indicate an increase in the consumer spending on alcohol of $31. In 2010
       the annual alcohol spending per household in Lawrence County was $509; In 2009
       it was $478.
 2.    Consumer spending of $332 in 2006 has decreased to $298.
 3.    According to the 2009 PrevStat report, there are 67 licenses for alcohol Consumer
       spending on alcohol per household is $511 to $537 according to 2009 IPRC PrevStat
       information. Alcohol spending per median income is 1.08 to 1.11 percent.
 4.    The Lawrence County Coroner did not provide updated statistics. The most recent
       numbers are from 2009. Local Coroner reports there were 60 deaths in Lawrence
       County in 2009 with the primary or secondary contributing case being drug and/or
       alcohol related.
 5.    According to the 2009 PrevStat report, 56 tobacco outlets in Lawrence County.
       Consumer spending on tobacco per household is $316.00 per this calendar year.
       During the TRIP inspections there were 4 inspections completed and 2 failed the
       inspections.
 6.    2009 statistics released by the Traffic Safety division of ICJI noted that 4.4% of
       Collisions in the year 2009 were alcohol related. Lawrence County had 51 total
       alcohol related collisions. Ranking Lawrence County as 58 out of the 92 Counties in
       Indiana. Out of the 51 collisions there was 1 fatalality, 13 personal injury and 37
       property damage only.
 7.    2009 Department of Child Services report 2 children were removed from their
       homes due to alcohol and drug as the primary cause 23 children were removed due
       to Neglect (non specified) The DCS has stated that the reporting procedure has
       changed. This may be the reason for the drastic change in numbers.
 8.    This is the most recent data available to be obtained: Law Enforcement reports the
       following arrest statistics for 2009:
            I. Drug Abuse – 16 (this is an increase of 10, in 2008 there were 6)
            II. Drug Possession – 16 (this is an increase of 10, in 2008 there were 6)
            III. Marijuana – 10 (this is an increase of 4, in 2008 there were 6)
            IV. Synthetics – 5 (this is an increase of 2, in 2008 there were 3)
            V. Non-Narcotic – 1 (this is a decrease of 2, in 2008 there were 3)
            VI. OWI – 47 (this is an increase of 28, in 2008 there were 19)
            VII. Public Intoxication – 27 (this is an increase of 14, in 2008 there were 13)
 7.     In 2010, Lawrence County Sheriffs Department report; Under 18 years old (arrests)
                     i. Drug violations – 6 (this is an increase of 1, in 2009 there were 5)
                    ii. Possession – 5 (This is the same amount as the previous year, in
                        2009 there were 5)
                  iii. Marijuana – 4 (This is an increase of 1, in 2009 there were 3)
                   iv. OWI – 0 (This is a decrease of 2, in 2009 there were 2)
                    v. PI – 2 (This is an increase of 2, in 2009 there were 0)
                   vi. Runaway 9 (This is a decrease of 5, in 2009 there were 14)
                  vii. Total disposition/handling of juveniles = 90, Referred to Juvenile
                        Court 91 and Referred to Welfare Agency 92.
 8.   The Bedford Police Department Report the following Juvenile arrest in 2010:
             Drug violations – 17
                o Marijuana – 14
                o Synthetic – 1
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             o Other Drugs – 2
           Liquor Laws – 11
             o Possession – 0
             o OWI – 1
             o PI – 0
             o Runaways – 8
             o Total Juvenile Clearances - 37
 9. The Bedford Police Department Report the following arrest for 2010:
           Drug Abuse – 429
           DWI – 66
           Liquor Laws – 30
           Public Intoxication – 97
                 11. 2010 IPRC Rate survey results for Lawrence County students reports
                     alcohol use in the past 30 days for 7th graders is 20.3% and the State
                     average is 11.6%. The report for 9th graders in Lawrence County is
                     31% and the State average is 24.4%
 12. Local Schools report in the school year 2009-2010 there were 15 youth suspended
      from school due to alcohol/drug use. This is an increase of 9 students in comparing
      the previous year.
 13. The Bedford Regional Medical Center did not provide updated statistics. The
      Council requested several times. The most updated numbers are from 2009.
      According to Bedford Regional Medical Center in 2009 there were thirteen people
      treated for drug related mental disorders. Two individuals were treated for
      methamphetamine abuse, two for cocaine abuse, two for opiod abuse, one for
      sedative abuse, one for hallucinogen abuse, and five for other, mixed, or
      unspecified drug abuse.
 14. In 2010, the Lawrence County Probation Department reported the juvenile records:
           Illegal Consumption – 68
           Possession of a Controlled substance – 11
           Possession of Marijuana – 22
           OWI – 3
           Public Intoxication – 18
           122 juveniles were placed on probation for alcohol related offenses and drug
             related offenses. In 2009, there were 61 juveniles placed on probation for
             alcohol and drug related offenses.
 15. In 2010, the LCC did support, Hoosier Hills PACT Office, working with victims of
     domestic violence and/or sexual assault who are also abusing alcohol and/or other
     drugs. The PACT Office reported that drugs and/or alcohol were reported in 210 of
     the 362 families served; In 58% of the cases, victims reported that substance abuse
     was a contributing factor to the abuse in the home. One hundred percent of the
     victims were screened for alcohol and substance abuse issues and appropriate
     referrals were made. All victims received case management services including,
     hanger assessments and safety planning. There were 47 men, 290 woman, 25 youth
     (as primary victims), and 197 youth (as secondary victims) that benefitted from this
     specific grant. The Program would be able to be sustained without the LCC yet
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      would be limited to fewer days and time needed to address the growing concern in
      Lawrence County.
  16. ER departments did not keep records of the number of patients seen due to alcohol
       and/or drugs, but have agreed to attempt to collect that data for future reports. The
       LCC will present a document for adoption as a standard part of registration to
       make it easier for future comprehensive updates.
  17. According to a 2010 survey presented to 383 parents and youth that was given at
       the community prevention event SAFE NIGHT, indicated:
           79% of parent reported that in the past year they have discussed the risks
           associated with using Alcohol and 84% discussed the risks of using tobacco.
  18. In 2010, a new program targeting this problem statement was financially
       supported by the LCC. The goal of this grant project is to provide Law Enforcement
       presence at North Lawrence and Mitchell Community school districts in Lawrence
       County, focusing on: Prom, Homecoming, and Christmas dances. The objective is
       to prevent the use of Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco before, during, and after each
       event. There were 1500 High School students that benefited from the projects. As a
       result of the project there were no arrests, accidents, or deaths during the events
       that were patrolled. This project was fully funded by the LCC and would not be
       sustained without the financial support from the LCC.
 19. According to the Meth Alliance, in 2010 there were 5 Clandestine Meth
       Laboratory’s Seized.
 20. In 2010 there were 305 adults referred to the ADAPT Program: Out of the 305; 74
       were referred for Drug Possession Charges that includes: marijuana, legend drugs,
       methamphetamine, dealing drugs, 155 were referred for Operating while
       Intoxicated (including alcohol and controlled substances) and 76 referred for
       Public Intoxication.


Final Update (end of Year 3):
   1. 2010 is the most recent Prev-Stat for Lawrence County. Reports indicate an
       increase in the consumer spending on alcohol of $31. In 2010 the annual alcohol
       spending per household in Lawrence County was $509; In 2009 it was $478.
   2. The most recent information from Prev-Stat is from the previous year. Consumer
       spending of $332 in 2006 has decreased to $298.
   3. Prev-Stat does not have 2010 or 2011 Data. According to the 2009 PrevStat report,
       there are 67 licenses for alcohol Consumer spending on alcohol per household is
       $511 to $537 according to 2009 IPRC PrevStat information. Alcohol spending per
       median income is 1.08 to 1.11 percent.
   4. The Lawrence County Coroner did not provide updated statistics. The most recent
       numbers are from 2009. Local Coroner reports there were 60 deaths in Lawrence
       County in 2009 with the primary or secondary contributing case being drug
       and/or alcohol related.
   5. This is the most recent information from Prev-Stat. According to the 2009 PrevStat
       report, 56 tobacco outlets in Lawrence County. Consumer spending on tobacco per
       household is $316.00 per this calendar year. During the TRIP inspections there
       were 4 inspections completed and 2 failed the inspections.
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   6. 2010 statistics released by the Traffic Safety division of ICJI noted that 4.2% of
       Collisions in the year 2010 were alcohol related. Lawrence County had 59 total
       alcohol related collisions. Ranking Lawrence County as 39 out of the 92 Counties
       in Indiana. Out of the 59 collisions there was 0 fatalality, 26 personal injury and
       33 property damage only.
   7. The most updated information is from 2009. Department of Child Services report 2
       children were removed from their homes due to alcohol and drug as the primary
       cause 23 children were removed due to Neglect (non specified) The DCS has
       stated that the reporting procedure has changed. This may be the reason for the
       drastic change in numbers.
   8. In 2011, The FBI Uniform Crime Report Data in Lawrence County report:
             a. Driving Under the Influence – 196
             b. Liquor Law Violation – 96
             c. Drunkenness – 173
             d. Possession of Cocaine/Opium – 3
             e. Possession of Marijuana – 87
             f. Possession of Synthetic Narcotics – 13
             g. Other Drug Possession – 18
             h. Cocaine/Opium Sale- 17
             i. Marijuana Sale – 10
             j. Synthetic Drug Sale -3
             k. Other Sale Dangerous non-narcotic- 1
      Juvenile Arrest Data:
                 a. Driving Under the Influence – 3
                 b. Liquor Law Violation – 20
                 c. Drunkenness – 7
                 d. Possession of Cocaine/Opium – 1
                 e. Possession of Marijuana – 12
                 f. Possession of Synthetic Narcotics – 2
                 g. Possession of Other Drugs – 0
                 h. Manufacturing/Sale of Synthetic Drug – 1
   9. Due to different reporting juvenile numbers were not available for 2011. They will
       be in 2012. The Bedford Police Department Report the following Juvenile arrest in
       2010:
          a. Drug violations – 17
          b. Marijuana – 14
          c. Synthetic – 1
          d. Other Drugs – 2
          e. Liquor Laws – 11
          f. Possession – 0
          g. OWI – 1
          h. PI – 0
          i. Runaways – 11 (This number updated for 2011)
          j. Total Juvenile Clearances - 37
   10. The Bedford Police Department Report the following arrest for 2011:
          a. Drug Abuse – 376
          b. DWI – 58
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          c. Liquor Laws – 10
          d. Public Intoxication – 46
   11. 2011 IPRC Rate survey results for the Southeast Region reports alcohol use in the
       past 30 days for 7th graders is 29.6% and the State average is 26.1.%. The report
       for 9th graders in Lawrence County is 51.6% and the State average is 51.6%.
   12. 2011 IPRC Rate survey results for Southeast Region students reports alcohol use
       in the past 30 days for 7th graders is 20.3% and the State average is 11.6%. The
       report for 9th graders in Lawrence County is 31% and the State average is 24.4%
   13. Local Schools report in the school year 2010-2011 there were 29 youth suspended
       from school for incidences involving alcohol and/or drugs. This is an increase of
       14 students in comparing the previous year. In 2010, there were 15 suspended for
       incidences involving alcohol and/or drugs.
   14. According to the Center for Heath Policy in 2010 the number of treatment
       admission into a hospital for substance abuse in Lawrence County:
          a. Opioid Abuse= 18
          b. Depressants Abuse=10
          c. Stimulant Abuse =<5
          d. Cocaine Abuse=11
          e. Alcohol Use=84
   15. In 2011, the Lawrence County Probation Department reported the juvenile
       records:
          a. Illegal Consumption – 39
          b. Possession of a Controlled substance – 9
          c. Possession of Marijuana – 22
          d. OWI – 6
          e. Public Intoxication – 10
          f. 92 juveniles were placed on probation for alcohol related offenses and drug
              related offenses. In 2010, there were 122 juveniles placed on probation for
              alcohol and drug related offenses.
   16. In 2011, the LCC did support, Hoosier Hills PACT Office, working with victims of
       domestic violence and/or sexual assault who are also abusing alcohol and/or other
       drugs. The PACT Office reported there were 400 families served and 271 (68%) of
       the victims reported that substance abuse was a contributing factor to violence in
       the home. One hundred percent of the victims were screened for alcohol and
       substance abuse issues and appropriate referrals were made. The number of men
       that benefited from the grant is 49, women is 240 and 313 children.
   17. In 2011, the ER departments did not keep records of the number of patients seen
       due to alcohol and/or drugs, but have agreed to attempt to collect that data for
       future reports. The LCC will present a document for adoption as a standard part of
       registration to make it easier for future comprehensive updates.
   18. According to a 2011 survey presented to 239 Safe Night adult (19 and over)
       participants completed the survey during the event.
          a. Respondents indicated that cigarette and alcohol use among youth is a
              moderate to big problem. Ninty five percent of the repondents reported
              talking to their children about cigarettes and alcohol consumption in the
              past year.
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    19. Approximately 2000 students will benefit from the Program, Operation Safe
        Streets for Kids. A project implemented by the Lawrence County Reserves. These
        projects will Provide Law Enforcement presence at North Lawrence and Mitchell
        Community school districts in Lawrence County. Focusing on Prom,
        Homecoming, and Christmas dances. The Goal is to prevent the use of Alcohol,
        Drugs, and Tobacco before, during, and after each event. This project will deter
        use due to the presence of a Police Officer.
    20. According to the Meth Alliance, in 2011 there were 22 Clandestine Meth
        Laboratory’s Seized.
    21. The Probation Department Program-Basic Offender Orientation Program
        targets low to medium risk youth offenders that have been arrested for various
        offenses including drug and alcohol offenses. Synthetic cannabinoids and heroin
        were specifically targeted this year. In the year 2011, 42 juveniles were referred for
        alcohol related offenses and 50 drug related referrals. The evaluation is a risk
        needs assessment that is administered prior to beginning and after completion of
        the program. 29 youth benefitted by the program by successful completion.



C. Goals:

  1. Decrease the use and misuse of legal (alcohol) and illegal (marijuana,
     cocaine/heroin and methamphetamines) according to law enforcement arrest
     reports.


End of Year 1 Annual Benchmarks:
  1. Reports indicate an increase in the consumer spending on alcohol from $478 in
     2009 as compared to $447 in 2006.
  2. Consumer spending of $332 in 2006 has decreased to $298.
  3. There is an increase of 4 in Juveniles being placed on probation for alcohol related
     offenses; in 2009 Law Enforcement and the Courts report 49 juveniles were placed
     on probation for alcohol related offenses. In 2008, Probation department report,
     there were 45 juveniles placed probation for alcohol related offenses
  4. There is a decrease of 4 in juveniles being placed on probation for drug related
     offenses. In 2009 Law Enforcement and the Courts report 12 juveniles were placed
     on probation for drug related offenses; in 2008, 16 juveniles placed on probation
     for drug related offenses.
  5. This is the most recent date available to be obtained: Law Enforcement reports the
     following arrest statistics for 2009:
         a. Drug Abuse – 16
         b. Drug Possession – 16
         c. Marijuana – 10
         d. Synthetics – 5
         e. Non-Narcotic – 1
         f. OWI – 47
         g. Public Intoxication – 27
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          h. Under 18 years old (arrests)
                  i. Drug violations – 5
                 ii. Possession – 5
               iii. Marijuana – 3
                iv. OWI – 2
                 v. PI – 0
                vi. Runaway 14
               vii. Total disposition/handling of juveniles = 90
              viii. Referrals to juvenile court – 91
                ix. Referral to welfare – 92
                 x. Referred to another agency – 93
                xi. Referred to criminal court – 94


End of Year 2 Annual Benchmarks:
1. Reports indicate an increase in the consumer spending on alcohol of $31. In 2010 the
   annual alcohol spending per household in Lawrence County was $509; In 2009 it was
   $478 and $447 in 2006.
2. There is an increase of 61 juveniles that were placed on probation from drug and
   alcohol related offenses. In 2010, 122 juveniles were placed on probation for alcohol
   related offenses and drug related offenses. In 2009, there were 61 juveniles placed on
   probation for alcohol and drug related offenses.
3. In 2010, Lawrence County Sheriffs Department report; Under 18 years old (arrests)
                i. Drug violations – 6 (this is an increase of 1, in 2009 there were 5)
               ii. Possession – 5 (This is the same amount as the previous year, in 2009
                   there were 5)
             iii. Marijuana – 4 (This is an increase of 1, in 2009 there were 3)
              iv. OWI – 0 (This is a decrease of 2, in 2009 there were 2)
               v. PI – 2 (This is an increase of 2, in 2009 there were 0)
              vi. Runaway 9 (This is a decrease of 5, in 2009 there were 14)
             vii. Total disposition/handling of juveniles = 90, Referred to Juvenile Court
                   91 and Referred to Welfare Agency 92.
4. Bedford Police Department reports the following:

     Charges           2009         2010       % +/-
     Drug Abuse        364          429        +18%
     DWI               128          66         -48%
     Liquor Laws       34           30         -12%
     Public Intox.     144          97         -33%



Final Report (end of Year 3):
     1. Reports indicate an increase in the consumer spending on alcohol of $31. In
        2010 the annual alcohol spending per household in Lawrence County was $509;
        In 2009 it was $478 and $447 in 2006.
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     2. There is an increase of 61 juveniles that were placed on probation from drug and
        alcohol related offenses. In 2010, 122 juveniles were placed on probation for
        alcohol related offenses and drug related offenses. In 2009, there were 61
        juveniles placed on probation for alcohol and drug related offenses.
     3. In 2011, The FBI Uniform Crime Report Data in Lawrence County report:
            a. Driving Under the Influence – 196
            b. Liquor Law Violation – 96
            c. Drunkenness – 173
            d. Possession of Cocaine/Opium – 3
            e. Possession of Marijuana – 87
            f. Possession of Synthetic Narcotics – 13
            g. Other Drug Possession – 18
            h. Cocaine/Opium Sale- 17
            i. Marijuana Sale – 10
            j. Synthetic Drug Sale -3
            k. Other Sale Dangerous non-narcotic- 1
           Juvenile Arrest Data
              a.   Driving Under the Influence – 3
              b.   Liquor Law Violation – 20
              c.   Drunkenness – 7
              d.   Possession of Cocaine/Opium – 1
              e.   Possession of Marijuana – 12
              f. Possession of Synthetic Narcotics – 2
              g.   Possession of Other Drugs – 0
              h.   Manufacturing/Sale of Synthetic Drug – 1
     4. Bedford Police Department reports the following:

     Charges          2009         2010        2011        Decrease
     Drug Abuse       364          429         376         -09%
     DWI              128          66          58          -12%
     Liquor Laws      34           30          10          -67%
     Public Intox.    144          97          46          -53%



D. Objectives:

 1. Support the implementation and continuation of evidence based substance abuse
    programs for both youth and adults.
 2. Advocate for additional training for law enforcement officers and justice personnel
    regarding substance abuse issues and resources
 3. Support law enforcement special initiatives and patrols
 4. Support the development or the continuation of assessment services, drug testing
    and treatment for the offender populations
 5. Advocate for and support local substance abuse treatment/support services
    providers
 6. Support local programs assisting victims of domestic violence and violent crimes
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  7. Support the development of self-help groups for teens and adults in the county
  8. Encourage participation and record keeping by law enforcement and treatment
     providers.

End of Year 1 Update:
  1. The LCC did support evidence based substance abuse programs. Afternoons
      ROCKS is a six week program. 45 students benefited from the program in 2009.
      The students participated in a campaign for the Great American Smoke Out and
      projects during Red Ribbon Week.
  2. The Council supported training initiatives for Bedford Police Department. The
      Bedford Police Department sent Officers to the Public Agency Training Council.
      Classes were held that offered education on drug search/seizure and recent updates
      of enforcement.
  3. The Lawrence County, Emergency Response Team had support from the Council in
      their initiative. Due to the frequency of the ERT serving drug related warrants there
      was a necessity for additional training. The Officers will receive 8 hours of training
      per month. This is recommended for part-time SWAT teams by the National
      Tactical Officers Association.
  4. The Lawrence County Reserves had support from the LCC for in car cameras that
      will assist in the investigations by documenting evidence that will be used for
      criminal prosecutions and officer safety.
  5. The SAVE A LIFE Tour is a simulation of the effects of drinking and the effects on
      motor skills. The target audience is 16-18 year old youth. This presentation was
      presented at both local high schools prior to Prom.
  6. The LCC did support the Bedford North Lawrence High School’s Random Drug
      Testing Policy. A total of 820 students were tested in the first year of testing.
      Statistics not available at this time.
  7. The LCC did support the Pathways to Recovery Program. This program has a 50%
      success rate. The program offers group therapy to inmates that are incarcerated due
      to drugs and/or alcohol abuse.
  8. Basic Offender Orientation Program is a treatment/intervention program that
      target medium to high risk youth offenders that have been arrested for drug and
      alcohol offenses. The Program is a combination of physical training, accountability
      and education on drug/alcohol. In the year 2009, 76 juveniles attended. The
      evaluation is a risk needs assessment that is administered prior to beginning and
      after completion of the program.
  9. The LCC did support, Hoosier Hills PACT Office, working with women in domestic
      violence situations. The PACT Office reported that drugs and/or alcohol were
      reported in 183 of 335 new domestic; alcohol being the most common issue with
      124 of the cases reporting alcohol involvement. Prescription drug use was reported
      in 53 cases. Marijuana was reported to be used in 28 cases and Methamphetamine
      in 7 cases. The LCC financially supported PACT to ensure that services can be
      offered in the area.
  10. The LCC will continue to encourage participation and record keeping by law
      enforcement and treatment providers. The LCC collects statistics and states the
      importance of receiving these statistics.
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End of Year 2 Update:
 1. In 2010, the LCC financial contributed to a new program for the Indiana Tobacco
    Cessation Prevention. The Programs Goal is to adopt a new “VOICE” movement
    within Lawrence County, through the high schools or youth organizations to reduce
    tobacco use among teens through peer-to-peer educational and media activities.
    Forty students are members and participate in VOICE. The students presented the
    program to approximately 400 younger students. The members attend meetings
    and participated in many activities including Kick Butts Day, 4-H Fair Booth, Safe
    Night tobacco booth, Earth Day, World Tobacco Day and others. This program
    would not be sustained without support of the LCC.
 2. TEG is a new program the LCC financially contributed. The main goals of TEG is to
    provide basic information on the processes and effects of tobacco use, provide a
    positive alternative to suspension in schools or diversion program for the courts,
    motivate participants to adopt healthier lifestyles and quit using tobacco, motivate
    participants to join a cessation group such as TAP, and to give participants an
    opportunity to assess their own patterns of use and to consider the eventual effects
    of such patterns. There were Eight Male students that benefited from this program.
    Evaluation was completed by pre and post tests that were completed by participants.
 3. The Council supported training initiatives for Bedford Police Department. The
    Bedford Police Department sent Officers to the Modern Training Methods with
    regard to enforcement efforts of illegal use of drugs and alcohol. The goal of the
    project is to reduce the usage of prescription and illicit drugs and alcohol in
    Lawrence County. As a result of the training, Bedford Police department reports an
    increase in arrest of 21% department wide. And an increase of 18% arrest by the
    Drug Officer. In 2009 there were 529 arrest for drugs and alcohol and there was an
    increase of 141 in the year 2010. There were 670 arrest in 2010.
 4. The Lawrence County, Emergency Response Team had support from the Council in
    their initiative. The Officers will be attending Training and attend the ISOA (Indiana
    Swat Officers Association) Conference and purchase necessary equipment to aid in
    the Safety of the Officers and/or Citizens during execution of drug warrants. This
    project will serve citizens of Lawrence County.
 5. The Lawrence County Reserves had support from the LCC for a new project,
    Operation Safe Streets for Kids. These projects will Provide Law Enforcement
    presence at North Lawrence and Mitchell Community school districts in Lawrence
    County. Focusing on Prom, Homecoming, and Christmas dances. The Goal is to
    prevent the use of Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco before, during, and after each event.
    This project will deter use due to the presence of a Police Officer.
 6. The LCC did support the Bedford North Lawrence High School’s Random Drug
    Testing Policy. The purpose for the program is to provide for the health and safety of
    students and to undermine the effects of peer pressure by providing a legitimate
    reason for students to refuse use of illegal drugs. Out of 354 students that were
    randomly drug tested in 2009/2010 school year 33 tested positive for a substance.
    The test that is administered is a 9 panel test. Testing for the following: Alcohol,
    amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cannabinoids, cocaine, opiates,
    oxycodine, and phencyclidine.
 7. The LCC did support the Pathways to Recovery Program in 2010. This programs
    goal is to provide group therapy and education to those that are currently or have
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     been incarcerated due to drugs and/or alcohol abuse. An average of 28 inmates each
     week participated in the program. There are 7 individuals that are not incarcerated
     that are in the program. There is a pre test and post test that indicates improvement
     at a 90% rate (The Post Test scores are better than those Pre Test). This program
     would not be sustained to meet the demand if the LCC did not contribute to the
     program.
  8. Basic Offender Orientation Program is a Law Enforcement/Justice program that
     target medium to high risk youth offenders ages 11-18 that have been arrested for
     drug and alcohol offenses. The Program is a combination of physical training,
     accountability and education on drug/alcohol. The evaluation is a risk needs
     assessment that is administered prior to beginning and after completion of the
     program.
  9. In 2010, the LCC did support, Hoosier Hills PACT Office, working with victims of
     domestic violence and/or sexual assault who are also abusing alcohol and/or other
     drugs. The PACT Office reported that drugs and/or alcohol were reported in 210 of
     the 362 families served; victims reported that substance abuse was a contributing
     factor to the abuse in the home. One hundred percent of the victims were screened
     for alcohol and substance abuse issues and appropriate referrals were made. All
     victims received case management services including, hanger assessments and
     safety planning. There were 47 men, 290 woman, 25 youth (as primary victims), and
     197 youth (as secondary victims) that benefitted from this specific grant. The
     Program would be able to be sustained without the LCC yet would be limited to
     fewer days and time needed to address the growing concern in Lawrence County.



Final Update (end of Year 3):
   9. In 2011, the LCC supported Indiana Tobacco Prevention with funding for two
       programs. One program is Voice, which is a peer group that focuses on reducing
       tobacco use among teens through peer-to-peer educational activities. This
       program would not be sustained without support of the LCC. The youth will
       participate as a group at events such as Safe Night, Kick Butts Day and other
       Prevention activities in the County.
   10. The second program partly funded to support the Indiana Tobacco Prevention is
       TEG is a program that addresses tobacco use in youth. TEG (Tobacco Education
       Group) is a positive alternative to suspension for those caught using tobacco in
       school property or at school-sponsored activities. The main goals of TEG is to
       provide basic information on the processes and effects of tobacco use, provide a
       positive alternative to suspension in schools or diversion program for the courts,
       motivate participants to adopt healthier lifestyles and quit using tobacco, motivate
       participants to join a cessation group such as TAP, and to give participants an
       opportunity to assess their own patterns of use and to consider the eventual effects
       of such patterns.
   11. The Council supported training initiatives for Bedford Police Department. The
       Officers attended training seminars, classes and update conferences. The training
       schools in drug and alcohol recognition, seizure, confiscation, interdiction and
       evidence procedure will lead to more successful prosecutions. The Bedford City
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      Police Department trainings will benefit those within City Limits of Bedford
      (15000.00)
  12. The Lawrence County, Emergency Response Team had support from the Council in
      their initiative. The Officers will have additional patrols, drug interdiction, drug
      investigations and warrant service. The funds that the LCC funded will be used for
      the SWAT Conference. 8 Officers benefitted from this project. This project will
      serve citizens of Lawrence County.
  13. Approximately 2000 students will benefit from the Program, Operation Safe
      Streets for Kids. A project implemented by the Lawrence County Reserves. These
      projects will Provide Law Enforcement presence at North Lawrence and Mitchell
      Community school districts in Lawrence County. Focusing on Prom, Homecoming,
      and Christmas dances. The Goal is to prevent the use of Alcohol, Drugs, and
      Tobacco before, during, and after each event. This project will deter use due to the
      presence of a Police Officer.
  14. The LCC did support the Bedford North Lawrence High School’s Random Drug
      Testing Policy. The purpose for the program is to provide for the health and safety
      of students and to undermine the effects of peer pressure by providing a legitimate
      reason for students to refuse use of illegal drugs. There were 140 students that were
      randomly drug tested in the first 4 months of school, 8/2011 through 12/11. Three
      students tested positive for cannabinoids and three tested positive for
      amphetamines. The test that is administered is a 9 panel test. Testing for the
      following: Alcohol, amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cannabinoids,
      cocaine, opiates, oxycodine, and phencyclidine.
  15. The LCC did support the Pathways to Recovery Program in 2011. This programs
      goal is to provide group therapy and education to those that are currently or have
      been incarcerated due to drugs and/or alcohol abuse. An average of 28 inmates
      each week participated in the program. There are 7 individuals that are not
      incarcerated that are in the program. There is a pre test and post test that indicates
      improvement at a 90% rate (The Post Test scores are better than those Pre Test).
      This program would not be sustained to meet the demand if the LCC did not
      contribute to the program.
  16. The LCC continued to grant funds to Basic Offender Orientation Program is a Law
      Enforcement/Justice program that target medium to high risk youth offenders
      ages 11-18 that have been arrested for drug and alcohol offenses. The Program is a
      combination of physical training, accountability and education on drug/alcohol.
      The evaluation is a risk needs assessment that is administered prior to beginning
      and after completion of the program.
  17. In 2011, the LCC did support, Hoosier Hills PACT Office, working with victims of
      domestic violence and/or sexual assault who are also abusing alcohol and/or other
      drugs. The PACT Office reported there were 400 families served and 271 (68%) of
      the victims reported that substance abuse was a contributing factor to violence in
      the home. One hundred percent of the victims were screened for alcohol and
      substance abuse issues and appropriate referrals were made. The number of men
      that benefited from the grant is 49, women is 240 and 313 children.
  18. A New Program was funded by the Local Coordinating Council this year. The
      Oolitic Police Department received funding to help purchase safety equipment.
      This equipment is Hot-N-Pop Pro. This is an electronic system for the safety of
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    both the K-9 and the Officer. In case of an emergency the safety device will honk
    the horn, flash the lights and roll down the rear windows. Due to low Police Force
    in Oolitic Indiana; this device will provide added safety. In addition, the funds will
    be used for a basic in car video package.
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Please attach the County’s Fiscal Report for review!


Next Annual Update Due: June 2012


Next Comprehensive Community Plan Due: June 2012

Date of Community Consultant Review:

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.


                                         Initials: AK
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                                  Lawrence 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 Lawrence County Auditor’s office deposited $34422.62 into the LCC’s
               Drug-Free Community Fund from fees collected last calendar year.

              $2060.00 rolled over from unused funds from the previous years.

              $58432.15 total amount available for programs and administrative costs for
               the upcoming calendar year.

              $2000.00 approved for administrative costs leaving $56432.15 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

Hoosier Uplands – support community Safe Night            $5,000.00        $2250.00
Prevention Event serving Community members in
Lawrence County
Bedford North Lawrence H.S.; Random Drug Testing;         $3000.00         $2000.00
Project Clean-Drug Testing for Students- Midwest
Toxicology $30.00 per test. 20 students per month
Lawrence Co Sheriff – DARE- Dare Curriculum and           $5,000.00        $4500.00
Workbooks for Students
Bedford Police Department – DARE- DARE                    $7,500.00        $4500.00
CURRICULUM
Hoosier Uplands – ITPC- VOICE/ TAP-TEG-                   $3000.00         $2000.00
Meeting CD’s, Class Instructor, incentives
Basic Offender Orientation - Program targets low to       $5300.00         $3560.00
medium risk youth offenders that have been arrested
for various offenses including drug and alcohol
offenses
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                                         TOTAL(S)       $28800.00      $18810.00
                                                          AMOUNT        AMOUNT
Treatment/Intervention                                  REQUESTED      GRANTED
Superior Court – Pathways to Recovery                   $9,000.00      $5000.00
Provide group therapy and education for inmates of
Lawrence County
Probation Department – Cognitive Life Skills. –         $5000.00       $3800.00
Facilitators and Workbooks to administer 3 programs
throughout the year.
Hoosier Hills Pact – Domestic Violence Services-        $6,000.00      $5,000.00
Provide services to victims of domestic violence
and/or sexual assault. Drug and Alcohol screening,
referral services.
Lawrence County Drug Court- Home Staff Visits           $11420.00      $5000.00
within the first week of entry into the drug court.
Removal of any alcohol or memorabilia found
promoting drugs and alcohol. And a follow up visit.

                                          TOTAL(S)      $31420.00      $18800.00

                                                         AMOUNT        AMOUNT
Criminal Justice Services                               REQUESTED      GRANTED

Bedford City Police Dept- Training                      $7,500.00      $4,600.00
Attending Training Seminars, classes and conferences.
Up to date equipment.
Lawrence County Police Department -ERT Officers         $18,000.00     $4600.00
will receive 8 hours of training per month. This is
recommended for part-time SWAT teams by the
National Tactical Officers Association.

Operation Safe Streets for Kids- Law Enforcement to     $8640.00       $4500.00
monitor school activities. To deter or eliminate
drug/alcohol use
K-9 Program/Oolitic Police Department – Hot N Pop.      $9985.95       $5064.00
An electronic system for the safety of both the
Officer and the K-9. Also, In car video recording
system
                                             TOTAL(S)   $44125.95      $18764.00


(3)   Total amount of dollars approved (including previous annual deposit and all
      unused/rolled over dollars) and dollars awarded (percentages included):
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            CATEGORY                Amount         Percentage of    Dollars
                                   Requested          Dollars      Awarded
                                                     Awarded
      Prevention/Education         28800.00             65%        18810.00
      Treatment/Intervention       31420.00             60%        18800.00
      Criminal Justice Services    44125.95             43%        18764.00
      Administrative                2000.00            100%         2000.00
      TOTAL(S)                     106345.95            55%        58374.00

(4) Describe the grant process and requirements for the grantees:
Grant packets containing checklist, calendar of due dates, by-laws, application, midterm
and final report forms and any additional items required by the Council are made
available by the Secretary. Applications are collected by the Secretary on due date and
copies, score sheet rubric, problem statements and objectives, and other materials are
prepared for the grant review committee which consists of 4 LCC officers and a
community member representing each of the 3 categories (treatment, prevention, justice).
A schedule for presentations is prepared and all grantees notified by mail and phone
message regarding their assigned presentation time. Each grantee is afforded an allotted
amount of time to present their project and to answer questions. Grant review committee
members then prepare a recommendation for the amount awarded. The recommendation
is reviewed and approved by the Council with a provision for an appeal for up to 3 grantees.
Second presentation of grant applications for those 3 are heard by the committee and a final
allocation recommendation is approved and presented by the Treasurer to the Commissioners and
County Council.


(5)     Provide administrative expenses (be specific):

                                    EXPENSE                                   COST
         Brochures/printing                                                    500,00
         LCC Open House                                                        200.00
         Social Media/Marketing – events in the community; sponsorships        400.00
         Administrative Account for Services                                   900.00
                                                              TOTAL(S)        2000.00


(6)     Provide summary explanation of amount of any unused dollars from previous
        years:
             $2060.00 rolled over from the previous year. This is there for miscellaneous
             unforeseen circumstances.

(7)     Additional Comments:

				
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