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Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana A Division of the Comprehensive Community Plan County: Whitley LCC: Whitley County DFI Date Due: January 31, 2011 Date Submitted: February 5, 2011 New Plan Plan Update X LCC Contact: Nancy Prickett Address: PO Box 449 City: Columbia City IN 46725 Phone: 260-609-4309 Email: Nancy_Prickett@yahoo.com County Commissioners: Whitley County Government Center Address: 202 W Van Buren Street Suite 103 City: Columbia City IN 46725 Zip Code: 46725 Comprehensive Community Plan 2 Plan Summary Mission Statement: To create a drug-free environment in Whitley County through education in our citizenry, formal assessment of needs, coordination of local and surrounding area services, strategic use of prevention plans, and incorporation of a consistent justice plan. History: Whitley County Drug-Free Indiana Coalition was formed in and has attempted to include representatives from areas of interests such as youth, parents, religious, business, media, schools, youth-serving organizations, civil and volunteers groups, health care professionals, juvenile justice, Office of Family and Children, law enforcement (City, County, and State), and treatment centers. The coalition works with these representatives to address substance abuse issues facing Whitley County. Since its formation, the coalition has held monthly meetings with an average attendance of 37 community members, which includes youth representatives from the three area high schools. The coalition serves as the recognized Local Coordinating Council (LCC) for the Governor's Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana. The Coalition operates primarily as a channeling agency for the distribution of funds to provide for drug and alcohol prevention, treatment, and law enforcement activities. The Council has been represented in several community events targeting youth and adults in drug and alcohol prevention. According to the census, the following data represents the make up of Whitley County, which is a rural community in Northeast Indiana. ey County Demographic Snapshot Population 32,504 Households 13,010 Families 7,560 Median Age 38.4 Per Capita Income $24,248 Median Household Income $49,996 Average Household Size 2.48 The largest city in Whitley County is Columbia City. Other communities in the County include Churubusco, South Whitley, Larwill, and several small unincorporated areas. The County has three school systems consisting of: Whitley County Consolidated in Columbia City and the surrounding area; Smith-Green Community Schools in Churubusco, which is joint with a Noble County township; and Whitko Community Schools in South Whitley, which includes two townships in Kosciusko County. Summary of the Comprehensive Community Plan: D-FI identified three problems to be addressed in the coming year. They are: 1. Substance abuse among youth and adults continues to be a problem in Whitley County (WC). Comprehensive Community Plan 3 2. There continues to be a high rate of drug and alcohol related criminal activity in the county. 3. Individuals who abuse substances continue to seek affordable treatment, yet many people are uninsured or underinsured and lack the financial resources to obtain treatment. A needs assessment was conducted to help determine the problem statements for this Plan. Key findings of the needs assessments are as follows: o 96% are aware of adults in Whitley County who have an alcohol problem. o 96% are aware of adults in Whitley County who have a drug problem. o 79% are aware of youth in Whitley County who use alcohol and/or have alcohol problems. o 79% are aware of youth in Whitley County who use drugs. o 58% feel that marijuana use can lead to the use of other drugs. o On a scale of 1-5 where 1 is “not at all,” 50% scored “Services/treatment for a drug or alcohol problem in Whitley County are affordable” either a 1 or 2. o 70% felt that youth at least “somewhat” perceived alcohol, tobacco, and drug use as harmless. Following approval by the Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana, D-FI will work with community organizations to plan and implement programs which address the problems and objectives identified in the plan. The County Commissioners will have final approval of funding allocations from the County Drug-Free Communities Fund to support such programs. Organizations and agencies receiving funding from D-FI will be required to report their progress and use of funding at the monthly meetings. Comprehensive Community Plan 4 Membership List County LCC Name: Whitley County Drug Free Indiana # Name Organization Race Gender Category 1 Brian Anspasch CCPD W M Law Enforcement Work Release/ 2 Marcy Bear Com Correction W F Justice 3 Rob Bell CCHS SADD W M Education Kelly 4 Bergman AWC Boycouts W M Prevention 5 Bill Brice Sheriff’s Dept W M Law Enforcement Com Correction 6 Vicki Burney Work Release W M Justice Prosecutor’s 7 Patty Cook Office W F Justice Ruthie Communities 8 Cooper that Care B F Other Prosecutor’s 9 Mike Christie Office W M Justice 10 Mike Engle Sheriff’s Dept W M Law Enforcement Marcus 11 Gatton Sheriff’s Dept W M Law Enforcement 12 Scott Geist Sheriff’s Dept W M Law Enforcement 13 Angie Glick CHS SADD W F Education Greg 14 Hockemeyer Legal Firm W M Business 15 Mark Hodges Sheriff’s Dept W M Law Enforcement 16 Julie Jensen- WCSCA& D W F Justice Kelley Com Correction Tracey 17 Peterson Literacy Council W F Other 18 Sean Martin WC Sheriff W M Law Enforcement 19 Drew Miller Bowen Center W M Treatment 20 Dale Moser Pastor W M Religion Comprehensive Community Plan 5 21 Amy Motter Probation W F Judiciary/Probation 22 Jan Noble ARC W M Treatment Sharon 23 Persons Child Services W F Other 24 Krista Pope YIC W F Education Nancy LCC 25 Prickett Coordinator H F Other Matt 26 Rentschler Prosecutor W M Justice Kelly Governor’s 27 Sickafoose Commission W M Other WSCA&D 28 Jill Snyder Com Corrections W F Justice Jason 29 Spencer Sheriff’s Dept W M Law Enforcement Chip 30 Stephenson DTF W M Law Enforcement 31 Chuck Vogely Sheriff’s Dept W M Law Enforcement Columbia City 32 Andy Weaver SADD W M Education Patty 33 Weybright Whitko SADD W F Education 34 After school Ctrl Jeff Wike The Center W M Other 35 Abbey Columbia City Youth Chambers SADD W F 36 Columbia City Youth Emily Radke SADD W F 37 Christin Columbia City Youth Rethlake SADD W F 38 Shelbi Columbia City Youth Simpkin SADD W F 39 Maddie Columbia City Youth Pattee SADD W F 40 Julianna Churubusco Youth Campbell SADD W F 41 Chantal Churubusco Youth Battenberg SADD W F 42 Churubusco Youth Shelby Bering SADD W F Comprehensive Community Plan 6 43 Kayla Churubusco Youth Helfrich SADD W F 44 Amanda Churubusco Youth Alderfer SADD W F 45 Youth Sage Sroufe Whitko SADD W F 46 Youth Zach Jones Whitko SADD W M 47 Youth Ashley Rudd Whitko SADD W F 48 Youth CeCe Cherry Whitko SADD W F Comprehensive Community Plan 7 Problem Identification A. Problem Statement #1: Substance abuse among youth and adults continues to be a problem in Whitley County (WC). B. Supportive Data: 1. WC Prosecutor’s Office reported from formal juvenile petitions in 2007, 88 case filings; 2008, 146 case filings; in 2009, 188 case filings. 2. WC Probation reported the following numbers of juveniles referred to the department: 2007 – 240 2008 –184 2009 - 188 3. WC Probation reported the following number of juveniles referred to the department for drug and/or alcohol use: 2007 – 54 2008 - 58 2009 - 30 4. Whitley Superior Court Alcohol and Drug Program (WSCADP) reported the number of adults in substance abuse programs are as follows: 2007, 520; 2008, 503; and in 2009, 439. 5. WSCADP reported the number of indigent adults in substance abuse programs are as follows: 2007, 141; 2008, 167; and in 2009, 154. End of Year 1 Update: 1. The WC Prosecutor’s office reported 89 formal juvenile petitions filed in 2010. 2. The WC Probation Dept reported 183 juveniles were referred to the probation department. 3. The WC Probation Department reported that of the 183 juveniles referred 59 were referred for drugs and alcohol. 4. Whitley Superior Court Alcohol and Drug Program (WSCADP) reported 447 adult in the substance abuse programs in 2010. 5. WSCADP reported the number of indigent adults in substance abuse programs in 2010 was 204. End of Year 2 Update: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Final Update (end of Year 3): 1. Comprehensive Community Plan 7 2. 3. 4. 5. C. Goals: 1. There will be a reduction of substance abuse referrals among youth and adults by 10%. End of Year 1 Annual Benchmarks: 1. The WC Prosecutor's Office reported a 47% decrease in juvenile petitions in 2010. WC Probation Dept.'s number of juveniles referred to their department remained fairly consistent with 188 being filed in 2009 and 183 in 2010. WC Probation Dept.'s number of juveniles referred to the department for drug and/or alcohol use as compared to the total number was 32%, which is 16% greater than last year, but only 1% greater than 2008. The WSCADP reported that in 2010 there were 8 more adults participating in the substance abuse program than in 2009. End of Year 2 Annual Benmarks: 1. 2. 3. Final Report (end of Year 3): 1. 2. 3. D. Objectives: 1. Support alternative activities for youth. 2. Support prevention and education programs provided through schools and other community organizations. 3. Continue to support alternative education. 4. Continue to support school based activities. 5. Support community initiatives and program planning that identify and prevent substance abuse problems in youth and adults in WC. End of Year 1 Update 1. Provided funding to The Center After-School Central Project Alert curriculum to motivate students against drug use, provide skills and strategies to resist drugs, and establish new non-use attitudes and beliefs. 2. Provided funding to Whitko, Columbia City and Churubusco High School SADD chapters for in-school drug and alcohol prevention activities. 3. Provided funding to the Whitley County Literacy Council to assist adults with drug and alcohol issues in obtaining their GED. Comprehensive Community Plan 7 4. Provided funding to local area SADD Chapters for the implementation of a county wide student-oriented event known as “The SADD Experience.” 5. Purchased lunch for all Youth Council members in attendance at monthly D-FI meetings. During this meeting, they coordinate the SADD Experience and share ideas for how to combat drug and alcohol issues at their respective schools and within the community. End of Year 2 Update: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Final Update (end of Year 3): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A. Problem Statement #2: There continues to be a high rate of drug and alcohol related criminal activity in the county. B. Supportive Data: 1. WC Prosecutor’s Office reported the following number of adult OWI arrests: 2007 – 202 2008 –199 2009 –210 2. WC Prosecutor’s Office reported the following number of adult drug arrests: 2007 – 99 2008 – 105 2009 – 145 3. WC Prosecutor’s Office reported the following number of public intoxication arrests: 2007 – 35 2008 – 32 2009 – 54 4. WC Law Enforcement reported the following number of crashes involving drugs and/or alcohol: 2007, 23; 2008, 20; 2009, 20. 5. WC Law Enforcement reported no fatal crashes in 2007 or 2008 involving drugs and/or alcohol. There were 2 fatal accidents being reported in 2009 involving drugs and/or alcohol. 6. WC Drug Task Force reported the total number of cases investigated worked; 2007 - 158 2008 - 143 2009 - 64 Comprehensive Community Plan 7 7. WC Prosecutor’s Office reported 83 minor (18-20) in possession of alcohol cases filed in 2009. End of Year 1 Update: 1. WC Prosecutor’s Office reported 165 OWI arrests in 2010. 2. WC Prosecutor’s Office reported 184 adult drug cases filed in 2010. 3. WC Prosecutor’s Office reported 34 public intoxication cases filed in 2010. 4. WC Law Enforcement reported 6 crashes involving drugs and/or alcohol. 5. WC Law Enforcement reported no fatal crashes in 2010 involving drugs and/or alcohol. 6. WC Drug Task Force reported 161 total cases filed. Of those cases 133 were over purchase of pseudoephedrine cases; 18 meth labs; 32 meth lab dumps; 7 dealing or possession of marijuana; 4 thefts; 3 paraphernalia; 3 prescription frauds; 2 dealing or possession of a Controlled Substance I, II, III or IV, 1 dealing a legend drug and 1 minor in possession of alcohol. 7. WC Prosecutor’s Office reported 79 minor (18-20) in possession of alcohol cases were filed in 2010. End of Year 2 Update 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Final Update (end of Year 3): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. C. Goals: 1. There will be a 10% increase in arrests for drug-related crimes. 2. There will be a 10% increase in arrests for alcohol-related crimes. End of Year 1 Annual Benchmarks: 1. The WC Prosecutor’s Office reported an increase of 21% in drug arrests when compared to 2009. WC Drug Task Force reported a substantial increase in cases filed in 2010 (161) when compared to 2009 (64). However, restructuring took place in 2009. The 2010 number of cases filed are similar to that of 2008 (143) and 2007 (158), but still represent an increase. Comprehensive Community Plan 7 2. The WC Prosecutor's Office reported a decrease of 39 cases involving OWI arrests. WC Prosecutor’s Office report minor (18-20) in possession of alcohol cases remain consistent in 2009 and 2010. The WC Prosecutor’s Office reported 20 less public intoxication arrests than in 2009. End of Year 2 Annual Benchmarks: 1. 2. 3. Final Report (end of Year 3): 1. 2. 3. D. Objectives: 1. Support jail programs. 2. Continue to support efforts of the Whitley County Work Release Center. 3. Support local law enforcement agencies in addressing drug and alcohol offenses. 4. Support local judicial agencies in addressing drug and alcohol offenses. End of Year 1 Update: 1. Provided funding to the Whitley County Literacy Council to assist in the preparation for individuals incarcerated in the WC Jail to help obtain their GED. 2. Provided funding for programming fees for assessments, MRT & cognitive behavioral program at the Whitley County Work Release Center. 3. Provided funding to Whitley County Sheriff's Department in an effort to monitor illegal drug activity from a remote location through the use of a web-based surveillance camera. 4. Provided funding to the WC Sheriff Department's K-9 Unit to help combat drug offenses, and intercept narcotic shipments and distributors. Provided funding to the Drug Task Force to help combat drug offenses. 5. Provided funding to the Whitley Superior County Alcohol/Drug Program for Prime for Life workbooks and Change Company journals. End of Year 2 Update: 1. 2. 3. Final Update (end of Year 3): 1. 2. 3. Comprehensive Community Plan 7 4. 5. 6. 7. A. Problem Statement #3: Individuals who abuse substances continue to seek affordable treatment, yet many people are uninsured or underinsured and lack the financial resources to obtain treatment. B. Supportive Data: 1. The Bowen Center Treatment Facility reported that adults in the substance abuse program in 2007, 149; 2008, 103; 2009, 118. 2. The Bowen Center Treatment Facility reported that juveniles in the substance abuse program in 2007, 149; 2008, 49; 2009, 69. 3. The Addictions Recovery Center reported that in 2007, 39; 2008, 33; and in 2009 26 clients were enrolled in substance abuse programs. 4. The Lighthouse Homeless Shelter reported the number of adults in the substance abuse program in 2007, 60; 2008 32; 2009, 57. 5. The Bowen Center Treatment Facility reported that 97 individuals reported being at 100% of the poverty level, 32 at 150% poverty, 17 at 200% poverty and 41 were below 200% of the poverty level in 2009. 6. The Addictions Recovery Center reported reported that in 2009, of the 26 clients in substance abuse programs, 11 of them indicated they were unemployed with no income, and 18 of them were below 200% of poverty level. 7. The Lighthouse Homeless Shelter reported that of the 57 adults served in 2009, 37 reported being 200% below the poverty level. End of Year 1 Update: 1. The Bowen Center Treatment facility reported 132 adults participated in the substance abuse program in 2010. 2. The Bowen Center Treatment Facility reported 21 juveniles participated in the substance abuse programs. 3. The Addictions Recovery Center reported 34 individuals were enrolled in the program in 2010. 4. The Lighthouse Homeless Shelter reported the number of adults in the substance abuse program in 2010 was 16. 5. The Bowen Center Treatment Facility reported that 85 individuals reported being at 100% of the poverty level, 27 at 150% poverty, 17 at 200% poverty and 24 reported being below 200% of the poverty level in 2010. 6. The Addictions Recovery Center reported that of the 34 individuals enrolled in the program in 2010, 9 (26%) indicated they had no income and 24 (71%) were at or below 200% of the poverty level. 7. The Lighthouse Homeless Shelter reported that all 16 (100%) adults who participated in the substance abuse program in 2010 were over 200% below poverty level. End of Year 2Update : Comprehensive Community Plan 7 1. 2. 3. 4. Final Update (end of Year 3): 1. 2. 3. 4. C. Goals: 1. The number of adults in substance abuse treatment will increase by 10%. Update: The number of adults in substance abuse treatment will increase by 15%. End of Year 1 Annual Benchmarks: 1. There was an increase in the number of adults in substance abuse treatment programs at treatment facilities in 2010, about 10% for Bowen Center and about a 23% increase for ARC. Since we met our goal, we will increase the percentage to 15%. End of Year 2 Annual Benmarks: 1. 2. 3. Final Report (end of Year 3): 1. 2. 3. D. Objectives: 1. Continue to support effective outcome-based treatment initiatives. 2. Support community initiatives related to housing individuals with drug and alcohol related problems. 3. Support programs that provide treatment services to the financially disadvantaged. 4. Support AA and NA 5. Support treatment of incarcerated individuals. 6. Raise awareness of the treatment services available in Whitley County. End of Year 1 Update: 1. Provided funding to Bowen Center and ARC for treatment of substance abuse for adults and juveniles who are unable to pay for such treatment. They use outcome- based treatment programs. Comprehensive Community Plan 7 2. A committee was formed to determine what could be done for the community, but have not yet reported their findings. 3. Provided funding to the Bowen Center for substance abuse counseling to individuals who are unable to pay for such treatment. Provide funding to ARC for substance abuse programs for adults and juveniles who are at or below 150% of the poverty level. 4. ARC is providing NA meetings. 5. Treatment of incarcerated individuals is not taking place at this time. 6. Bowen Center provides brochures in the area and provides them at area fairs. End of Year 2 Update: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Final Update (end of Year 3): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Comprehensive Community Plan 7 Please attach the County’s Fiscal Report for review! Next Annual Update Due: 01/2012 Next Comprehensive Community Plan Due: 01/2013 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: NP Comprehensive Community Plan 7 Whitley 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 Whitley County Auditor’s office deposited $52,318.47 into the LCC’s Drug-Free Community Fund from fees collected last calendar year, 2010. Please note the grants were based on $45,000.00, the amount collected in our fiscal year. $-0- rolled over from unused funds from the previous years. $45,000.00 is the total amount available for programs and administrative costs for the upcoming calendar year. $11,250.00 was approved for administrative costs leaving $33,750.00 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 WHITKO HIGH SCHOOL S.A.D.D. National SADD $ 5,.000.00 $ 2,000.00 convention registration and lodging. W.C. LITERACY COUNCIL Provide GED prep, $ 4,000.00 $ 1,250.00 services and curriculum for adults with substance abuse issues. COLUMBIA CITY HIGH SCHOOL S.A.D.D. Provide $ 1,500.00 $ 1,000.00 student led education to raise the awareness among peers about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. ANTHONY WAYNE CENTRAL BOY SCOUTS $ 2,000.00 $ -0- Provide education about the dangers of drugs and alcohol and other destructive decisions. CHURUBUSCO S.A.D.D. Provide education and $ 1,200.00 $ 1,000.00 awareness activities to promote “you are not alone in saying NO to drugs.” AFTER SCHOOL CENTRAL A safe, supervised after- $ 4,500.00 $ 3,500.00 school program designed for enrichment, education and recreation, providing Project Alert curriculum. Comprehensive Community Plan 7 ALTERNATIVE LEARNING PROGRAM Provide an alternative education in a positive and supportive atmosphere. Purchase stationary exercise machines and sports equipment and gear. $ 2,642.00 $ -0- SADD EXPERIENCE A county wide event targeted at students in grades 8-12 to have a fun night out with rides and games and let them know that you don’t need drugs and alcohol to have fun. $ 2,500.00 $ 2,500.00 TOTAL(S) $23,342.00 $11,250.00 AMOUNT AMOUNT REQUESTED GRANTED Treatment/Intervention ADDICTIONS RECOVERY CENTER Provide $ 4,155.00 $ 2,598.40 financial assistance for treatment services for individuals that are at or below 150%poverty. BOWEN CENTER Provide substance abuse treatment for $ 4,000.00 $ 2,598.40 the indigent. WORK RELEASE PROGRAM Programming fees for $ 5,047.00 $ 2,598.40 assessments, MRT & cognitive behavioral program. WHITLEY SUPERIOR COURT ALCOHOL/DRUG $ 3,454.80 $ 3,454.80 PROGRAM Prime for Life workbooks for 132 clients and Change Company Journals for 84 clients. TOTAL(S) $16,656.80 $11,250.00 AMOUNT AMOUNT Criminal Justice Services REQUESTED GRANTED DRUG TASK FORCE Controlled buy money to decrease $ 6,000.00 $ 4,200.00 the amount of drugs circulating in the County. WHITLEY COUNTY K-9 UNIT NARC training bags, $ 3,334.80 $ 2,970.00 aggression training suit, dog food and roadside tool kit/search kit. WHITLEY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT $ 4,080.00 $ 4,080.00 Web-based covert surveillance camera & Data SIM annual plan TOTAL(S) $13,414.80 $11,250.00 (3) Total amount of dollars approved (including previous annual deposit and all unused/rolled over dollars) and dollars awarded (percentages included): CATEGORY Percentage of Dollars Percentage of Dollars Dollars Approved Dollars Approved Awarded Approved Prevention/Education 25% $11,250.00 25% $11,250.00 Treatment/Intervention 25% $11,250.00 25% $11,250.00 Comprehensive Community Plan 7 Criminal Justice Services 25% $11,250.00 25% $11,250.00 Administrative 25% $11,250.00 25% $11,250.00 TOTAL(S) 100% $45,000.00 100% $45,000.00 (4) Describe the grant process and requirements for the grantees: A finance committee is comprised of volunteer board members. Applications are reviewed by this committee and a recommendation is made to the full coalition. A finance committee member explains the recommendations and the coalition votes. All applicants must attend 6 meetings throughout the funding year, provide a 5-10 minute oral program report, complete written reports, and provide statistics and objective updates for the Comprehensive Community Plan. (5) Provide administrative expenses (be specific): EXPENSE COST Coordinator’s Salary $8,000.00 Conference Registration $60.00 Student Lunches $ 552.00 Post Office Box $ 100.00 Ice Carving $ 175.00 Year Book Ad $ 125.00 Website development and maintenance, and other projects $2,238.00 TOTAL(S) $11,250.00 (6) Provide summary explanation of amount of any unused dollars from previous years: n/a (7) Additional Comments: n/a
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