Citizens Against Substance Abuse or CASA is the local coordinating council for a drug free Dearborn County, Indiana. Since 1989, committed and active Dearborn County citizens have been improving lives through substance abuse awareness. Here you will find information regarding our efforts to make Dearborn County a safe drug free place to live, work and play. You can view our Public Service announcements, help us by taking our parents survey or use our links to other informative sites. Be sure to check out our events calendar where you will find our meeting dates and other activities. The keyword in our name is Citizens, it is people like yourself that will make our county and it’s residents aware of the tragedy of substance abuse and the measures to counter it.
Statement from the Board of Directors:
The mission of Dearborn County CASA is to support, plan, and implement efforts to address the problems of substance abuse and dependency in our county. Due to the recent unfortunate issues surrounding 1 Voice, CASA wants to ensure clarity in regards to it's interaction with 1 Voice.
Dearborn County CASA supports the recovery community, but it is a completely separate from 1 Voice. CASA is the local coordinating council working with the Governor's Commission for a Drug Free Indiana. CASA supports efforts in the community to prevent and treat substance abuse along with law enforcement efforts.
However, CASA's primary focus is prevention and the hope to eliminate substance abuse in Dearborn County..
In the 12 years I have been with this organization, I have seen how the issue of substance abuse has changed our community. I have witnessed the changes as we shift toward a more holistic approach to the problem.
We support evidenced based prevention/education programing. We have learned the importance of the justice system providing treatment to inmates. The importance of law enforcement getting the equipment they need to enforce the laws and people in recovery vocalizing their experiences. we have also seen treatment change to include medicine supported recovery and more outpatient programming.
I am very proud that Dearborn County is working in partnership to make our county a healthier place to live and work.