Executive Committee Meeting, Monday, 9-26 at Noon

Substance Abuse Council of Vanderburgh County

Executive Board Meeting

Agenda

Noon, September 26, 2022

501 John Street

Conference Room

 

 

  1. Approval of Minutes
    1. August 15, 2022

 

  1. Announcements

 

  • Financials and Reports
    1. Drug Free Community Fund fees
    2. Financial Reports

 

  1. Old Business/Project Update
    1. Race for Recovery
    2. Fall Festival Preparation
    3. By-Laws Review

 

  1. New Business

 

  1. Adjournment

 

Next Executive Board Meeting, October 17, 2022, at noon

Next SAC Meeting , November 7, 2022, at 1:30, EVPL Central Campus, Browning Room A

Screening Committee:  September 30, 2022, 9:00 am,  501 John Street Conference Room

Substance Abuse Council Meeting, September 12, 2022, 1:30 pm

Substance Abuse Council Agenda

September 12, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

Evansville Central Library, Browning Room B

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  1. Call to Order

 

  1. Welcome and Introductions

 

  1. Approval of August 1, 2022 Minutes. (please check the attendance list for corrections)

 

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Results of the Annual Review by Tim Otte

 

  1. Committee Reports
  2. Prevention
  3. Law Enforcement
  4. Treatment

 

  1. Director’s Report

 

  1. Old Business/Projects
  2. Race for Recovery
  3. b. Fall Festival

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  1. New Business:
  2. Recovery Month Activity:  Addict’s Awake, Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 5:30 pm, Victory Theater

 

  1. Presentations:
  2. Peace Zone:  Michelle Krack
  3. Vanderburgh Circuit Court Probation
  4. Boom Squad

 

  1. Agency Announcements: In addition to agency announcements being made here, please email flyers to Dan that can be forwarded early tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjournment

NEXT MEETING: Monday, November 7, 1:30 pm, at the Evansville Central Library, Browning Room B

The SAC Executive Committee: September  26, at noon, 501 John Street Conference Room

Screening Committee, September 30, 9:00 a.m., 501 John Street Conference Room

 

 

 

Addicts Awake film, September 20, during National Recovery Month

In recognition of September being Recovery month, Anthem Medicaid is partnering with the filmmakers of Addict’s Awake and will host a screening of this film which will be held in Evansville on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at the Victory Theater.

 

The Addict’s Wake was filmed in Brown County, Indiana over a two-year period in 2019 and 2020 and is a documentary on how individuals, families and the community are impacted by substance abuse. Hear from teachers, law enforcement officers, and community leaders working hard to stem the tide of addiction. See the issue play out in courts, treatment centers, and faith-based programs. Come alongside a community searching for solutions and hope on the long journey from addiction to recovery. The Addict’s Wake shows the depth of the crisis, but also sheds light on a path forward.

 

Anthem wants to take this opportunity to showcase local agency resources and support systems, show the value of Managed Care in substance abuse, and continue to lay the groundwork for partnerships between providers, schools, correctional facilities, law enforcement organizations. Goals are to reduce stigmas and inspire community-based solutions.

 

Following the viewing of the film, a panel of local subject matter experts will answer questions from the audience as we strive together to promote education, awareness, and community resources for those in attendance. This event will be free of charge to attend, and Hors d’oeuvres will be provided prior to the screening by Anthem Medicaid.

 

Vendors are welcome to attend as would welcome the opportunity for your agency to set up a table and provide resource information. The community does not have to RSVP to attend but if your agency wants to participate and set up please let me know asap to reserve a table for you.

 

How you can help…

 

  1. If your agency is looking for a event to host for recovery month you can use this event as part of your recovery month activity as we would welcome your involvement and partnership.
  2. Complimentary vendor tables are available if your agency would like to set up to provide resources just RSVP to reserve a spot.
  3. We also ask that once we have the flier approved that you would share it on your social media site, and in your agency to help promote the event to the community. We would love to have a large audience turn out for this event.
  4. Please share with others to promote awareness of this opportunity.

 

What: Recovery Month / Addicts Wake Screening

Date: September 20, 2022

Place:    Victory Theatre

               600 Main St.

               Evansville, IN 47708

Event Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

 

Here is the Trailor for the film:

 https://theaddictswake.com/

 

Please consider this an invitation to attend and save the date. Thank you.

Executive Committee Meeting

Substance Abuse Council of Vanderburgh County

Executive Board Meeting

Agenda

Noon, August 15, 2022

501 John Street

Conference Room

 

 

  1. Approval of Minutes
    1. July 18, 2022

 

  1. Announcements

 

  • Financials and Reports
    1. Drug Free Community Fund fees
    2. Financial Reports

 

  1. Old Business/Project Update
    1. Race for Recovery
    2. Fall Festival Preparation
    3. By-Laws Review
    4. 2021 Grants and 2022 Funding agreements

 

  1. New Business
    1. Request for Rollover: Family Treatment Court
    2. Anthem sponsored Recovery Month Activity: September 20, Victory Theater, “Addicts Awake”
    3. Director’s travel: August 31- Sept. 2; Sept. 14-25
    4. Parking the Fall Festival trailer

 

  1. Adjournment

 

Next Executive Board Meeting, September 26, 2022, at noon

Next SAC Meeting , September 12, 2022, at 1:30, EVPL Central Campus, Browning Room A

Screening Committee:  August 19, 2022, 9:00 am,  501 John Street Conference Room

Substance Abuse Council and SAC Treatment Committee meetings

Substance Abuse Council Agenda

August 1, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

Evansville Central Library, Browning Room B

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Treatment Committee will meet at 1:00 pm before the Council meeting in Browning Room B or by joining the above Teams link at 1:00 pm.

 

  1. Call to Order

 

  1. Welcome and Introductions

 

  1. Approval of July 11, 2022 Minutes. (please check the attendance list for corrections)

 

  1. Treasurer’s Report

 

  1. Committee Reports
  2. Prevention
  3. Law Enforcement
  4. Treatment

 

  1. Director’s Report

 

  1. Old Business/Projects
  2. Race for Recovery
  3. b. Fall Festival
  4. 2022 grant presentation schedule
  5. National Night Out, August 2, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

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  1. New Business:

 

  1. Presentations:

 

  1. Agency Announcements: In addition to agency announcements being made here, please email flyers to Dan that can be forwarded early tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjournment

NEXT MEETING: Monday, September 12, 1:30 pm, at the Evansville Central Library, Browning Room B

The SAC Executive Committee: August 15, at noon, 501 John Street Conference Room

Screening Committee, August 19, 9:00 a.m., 501 John Street Conference Room

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNCIL OF VANDERBURGH COUNTY

MINUTES OF THE MEMBERSHIP MEETING

11 July 2022

Members present:  Joe Branson – DMHA; Jeanne Sandage – Riverwalk; Jill Hoskins – Brentwood; Daren Harmon, Prosecutors Office; Michelle Cox – Care Source;  Kelly Chandley – Recover Centers of America; William Wells – DADS; Mike Gray – EPD; Danesha Johnson – Riverwalk; Wally Paynter; Bri Bolin – Transgender Action; Mary Fee – Girl Scouts; Julie Robinson – TSA; Courtney Horning –SmokeFree Evansville; Crystal Sisson – Holly’s House; Jane Vickers – Patchwork; Laura Wathen – Youth First; Melissa Garcia – Deaconess Cross Pointe; Jackie Huges – Beacon Recovery; Heather Woods – Juvenile Court; Christina Wicks; James Akin – Community Corrections; Matt Corn – Sheriff Office; Dee Lewis – President/YWCA; Hannah Duckwork – Counseling for Change; Kevin Groves – Southwestern Behavioral Health; Ginny France – Anthem; Kim Ashby – Boom Squad; Molly Fahrlander — Patchwork; Dan Miller – Director

Guests:  Alyssa Dewig – Oxford House; Jared Browning – Oxford House; Angela Yovanovitch – Oxford House

Heather Woods, Vice-President, called the meeting to order at 1:3qpm. The meeting was held in Browning Room B at Central Library and via Microsoft Teams.

The meeting started with introductions as there were a few new faces in attendance.

Minutes of the June 6, 2022, meeting had been emailed in advance of the meeting.  Kim Ashby moved to approve the minutes as written.  Heather Woods seconded the motion, and the motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report:  James Akin presented the Treasurer’s report, which is attached.

Committee Reports:

Prevention Committee.  Laura Wathen, Chairman, reported that Doug Berry from Diehl Consulting spoke at the Prevention Committee meeting last month and that would be available to present information on data and similar topics again

Law Enforcement Committee.  Daren Harmon reported that arrest numbers have remained fairly constant since the last meeting.  The report of prosecutor felony filings is attached.  He advised us that 233 felony filings means that 233 charges were filed; it does not mean that 233 individuals were arrested because it frequently occurs that an individual could be charged with multiple drug felonies.  Mike Gray reported on the recent DEA roundup.  It stemmed from an investigation that started locally in January and involved individuals from St. Louis to Bowling Green, KY, who were dealing methamphetamine and cocaine.  There were 12 indictments, and methamphetamine and fentanyl were recovered in the roundup.  He also reported that 2 people were arrested for operating a fentanyl pill press operation.  The drug task force has been seizing more cocaine and are inundated with methamphetamine seizures.

Treatment Committee:  Chairman Jackie Hughes had nothing new to report.

Director’s Report:  Dan Miller reported on the director’s activities since the last meeting.  His written report is attached to these minutes.

Previous Business:

  1. Race for Recovery: Sponsorships continue to come in.  Volunteers for the race day and to do thinks like prepare gift bags are needed.  We will also need insert items to place in the gift bags.  Dan had available runner/walker registration forms to take home.  Registrations can also be done using this link: https://athlinks.com/event/race-for-recovery-100749.  This link can also be found on our Facebook page and at drugfreecounty.com.

New Business:

  1. Fall Festival: Preparations for our Food booth are underway.  Boom Squad, Southwestern e Behavioral Health, Community Corrections and the YWCA have indicated they will staff the booth for food preparation and sales throughout the week.
  2. Grant presentation schedule: Dan put out a sign up sheet for the 2022 grantees to schedule the meeting at which they wanted to give presentations on their grants.
  3. National Night Out is August 2, 2022 from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm. We have signed up for a booth.  Dan could use some help staffing our table at the event.

Presentations:

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Services (DADS):  William Wells reported on this grant.  DADS as a program is specifically for first time offenders with Operating While Intoxicated charges.  There is also the Youth Alcohol Program for minor consuming or possessing alcohol.  Finally, they offer the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services for chronic misdemeanor offenders with substance used disorder.  The grant covered the purchase of printed material from the Change Company, one of the state approved evidence based curricula for substance use disorder.  It is a 20 hour curriculum.  An individual is assessed and placed on an appropriate level of supervision with a case plan that included participation in the curriculum.  Through use of the curriculum, they have been able to raise the rate of successful program completion from 72% to 83%, and to lower the one-year recidivism rate from 11.2% to 7.6%.  Participants used the workbooks the grant provided and the DADS program continually is evaluated to ensure fidelity to the evidence-based treatment model.

Oxford House:  Angela Yovanovitch, Alyssa Dewig and Jared Browning presented on the Oxford House facilities in Evansville for persons in recovery.  A person who stays in recovery housing has an 87% chance of long-term recovery.  There are 7 houses in Evansville, 3 for women and 4 for men.  Each house has monthly resident meetings at which the residents make the decisions.  80% of the current residents must agree to take in a new resident.  The houses require 5 12-step meetings a week and impose curfews.  Residents are required to have a job and a sponsor within the first 2 weeks of residency

Announcements:

 

There were no agency announcement

 

Dan made the following meeting announcements:

 

The next meeting is scheduled Monday, August 1, 2022, at 1:30, at Central Library, Browning Room B.

Treatment Committee will meet Monday, August 1, 2022, at 1:00, Central Library, Browning Room B.

The next Executive Committee Meeting is Monday, July 18, 2022, at noon, conference room at 501 John Street.

Wally Paynter moved to adjourn the meeting; the motion was seconded by Kim Ashby.  The motion passed, and James President Dee Lewis adjourned the meeting.

Submitted by Dan Miller
Treasurer’s Report

July 11, 2022

Account                                           Checking                           Taste                                 CD

 

Beginning Balance 6-1-22            6230.81                            8270.68                            20,155.73

Ending Balance 7-06-22               5850.66                             8270.68                            20,155.73

 

May Expenditures:

 

Payroll                                                           1,614.21

Office Supplies(Intuit)                                      246.07

Telephone                                                         104.61

Rent                                                                     470.26

Race for Recovery                                          1,075.00

 

Subtotal                                                         3,510.15

May Income:

 

Race for Recovery                                                                                  3,130.00

Total                                                                                                          3,130.00

 

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

11 July 2022

Meetings:

  • Smokefree Coalition meeting, May 10
  • Regional CCB meeting June 14
  • Indiana Recovery Summit June 17
  • Indiana Coalition Webinar June 23

Financial Review:

  • Provided financial documents to Accountant Tim Otte to do our annual financial review and federal and state tax returns.

Projects:

  • Race for Recovery: $3,100 collected; 3 champion race sponsors (Southwestern, Maglinger, and Counseling for Change), 2 Partner sponsors, 3 Recovery Supporter Sponsors, 2 friend sponsors.
  • Updated web-site and Facebook page
  • Mailed sponsor proposals; ordered t-shirts
  • Prepared Funding agreements for 2022 grants
  • Submitted 2023 budget to county council
  • Preparations for County Commissioner meeting on July 12.
  • Fall Festival: Stored all booth items in office in preparation for cleaning out booth.  Got commitments for workers from Community Corrections, Southwestern, Boom Squad

Needs:  Race:  Sponsors, Runners/walkers, bag stuffers, workers at the race

August 2:  National Night Out 6:00 pm to 8:30, booth staffing.  Community Center

August 19:  Screening Committee will be meeting to codify its rules.  Interested members should come.

 

 

category name category_total

Drugs Total 233

Drugs Dealing in a Narcotic Drug 8

Drugs Dealing in a Schedule I Controlled Substance 1

Drugs Dealing in Marijuana 2

Drugs Dealing in Methamphetamine 10

Drugs Possession of a Controlled Substance 5

Drugs Possession of a Narcotic Drug 26

Drugs Possession of Cocaine 4

Drugs Possession of Marijuana 49

Drugs Possession of Methamphetamine 97

Drugs Possession of Paraphernalia 19

Drugs Unlawful Possession of Syringe 12

 

Substance Abuse Council Meeting, July 11, 2022

Substance Abuse Council Agenda

July 11, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

Evansville Central Library, Browning Room B

 

 

  1. Call to Order

 

  1. Welcome and Introductions

 

  1. Approval of June 6, 2022 Minutes. (please check the attendance list for corrections)

 

  1. Treasurer’s Report

 

  1. Committee Reports
  2. Prevention
  3. Law Enforcement
  4. Treatment

 

  1. Director’s Report

 

  1. Old Business/Projects
  2. Race for Recovery

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  1. New Business:
  2. Fall Festival
  3. 2022 grant presentation schedule
  4. National Night Out, August 2, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

 

  1. Presentations:
  2. Drug and Alcohol Deferral Services (DADS)
  3. Oxford House

 

  1. Agency Announcements: In addition to agency announcements being made here, please email flyers to Dan that can be forwarded early tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjournment

NEXT MEETING: Monday, August 1, 1:30 pm, at the Evansville Central Library, Browning Room B

The SAC Executive Committee: July 18, at noon, 501 John Street Conference Room

 

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNCIL OF VANDERBURGH COUNTY

MINUTES OF THE MEMBERSHIP MEETING

6 June 2022

Members present:  Kathryn Kornblum-Zell – Parenting Time; James Akin – VCCC; Nathan Simon, TSA; Bri Bolin – Transgender Alliance; Jill Hoskins – Brentwood; Daren Harmon – Prosecutor Office; Laura Wathen – Youth First; Kim Ashby – Boom Squad; Wally Paynter; Julie Robinson – TSA; Matt Knight – EPD; James Budde – Vanderburgh Sheriff; Joe Branson — ; Laura Walker – Hillcrest; Hannah Duckworth – Counseling for Change; Courtney Horning – Smokefree Indiana; Heather Woods – Juvenile Court; Crystal Sisson – Holly’s House; William Wells – DADS; Kevin Groves – Southwestern Behavioral Health; JoAnn Delisle – Groups Recover; Ginny France – Anthem; Amy Rich – Patchwork; Leslie Jackson – Misdemeanor Court; Shay Wood – NOW Counseling; Molly Fahrlander – Patchwork; Stacey Kuder – Deaconess; Jodie Cross – Girl Scouts; Beth Greenwell – Adult Probation; Jane Vickers – Patchwork; Dan Miller – Director

Guests:  Charlotte Critchfield, Southwestern Behavioral Health; Doug Berry – Diehl Consulting

James Akin, Treasurer, called the meeting to order at 1:35pm. The meeting was held in the large conference room at Central Library and  via Microsoft Teams.

Minutes of the May 2, 2022, meeting had been emailed in advance of the meeting.  There was one correction:  Wally Paynter’s title in the attendance list should be omitted; he is no longer an officer with TSA.  Kim Ashby moved to approve the minutes as corrected.  Daren Harmon seconded the motion, and the motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report:  James Akin presented the Treasurer’s report, which is attached.  There was no change to the balances of the Taste account or the CD.  The beginning balance in the checking account was $8,926.73.  Expenses were $2,714.26.64 for payroll, office supplies, telephone, director’s and officers’ insurance, and Fall Festival expense.  Income was $18.84 from a tax refund, leaving an ending balance of $6,320.81.  .

Committee Reports:

Prevention Committee.  Chairman Laura Wathen reported that Prevention Committee will meet after this meeting; Doug Berry from Diehl Consulting will speak to the committee on the topic of data.

Law Enforcement Committee.  Chairman Daren Harmon reported that he will send Dan the May report on drug arrests.

Treatment Committee:  Jackie Hughes is on vacation.  There has not been a meeting; and there is no report.

Screening Committee:  Chairman Kevin Groves reported that the Screening Committee met just prior to this meeting.  The screening committee funding proposal for 2023 recommended by the committee is attached to these minutes.  Jill Hoskins moved that the Screening Committee funding recommendations for 2023 be approved by the Council.  Kathryn Kornblum-Zelle seconded the motion.  The motion passed with 5 votes against the motion.  Wally Paynter explained his no vote.

Director’s Report:  Dan Miller reported on the director’s activities since the last meeting.  His written report is attached to these minutes.

Previous Business:

  1. 2022 Grant Cycle: this was covered in the Screening Committee’s report.  The vote on funding recommendations occurred during the Screening Committee’s report.  Dan reported that the next step was the County Commissioners meeting on June 14, 2022.  He hopes to have funding agreements in place by the end of the month with auditors releasing checks

New Business:

  1. Race for Recovery: Dan sent out requests for sponsorship and had already received word that 3 organizations were planning to be sponsors with a projected sponsorship of $1,750.  Two of those sponsorships are new.  Volunteers for the race day and race preparations are needed.  The entry fee increased to $30.00.  Dan was worried about the effect of the increase on some of the potential racers in the treatment and recovery community.  Laura Wathen offered to sponsor a race participant, and others may do so, as well.  Also, someone pointed out that the website needs to be changed to reflect the correct date.

Presentations:

Southwestern Behavioral Health Crisis Services:  Charlotte Critchfield presented on this new service offered by Southwestern Behavioral Health for people in a mental health crisis.  This is an effort to keep persons in crisis out of jail.  They have a crisis line (812-422-1100) that is operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  They offer a 5-bed unit and a place where someone can be held for 23 hours while mental health care can be set up.  They are working with authorities to take inmates who need services directly from jail.

DADS  Williams Wells was scheduled to present on their program funded by SAC, but he experienced difficulties with the virtual link; his presentation was postponed until July.

Announcements:

 

Julie Robinson reported that TSA is hosting an LGBTQ legal issues event on June 23, 2022, at 6:30 pm in the conference room at 501 John Street.  Legal professionals will present on Wills and Trusts and Adoption and Family Law.

 

Dan made the following meeting announcements:

 

The next meeting is scheduled Monday, July 11, 2022, at 1:30, at Central Library, Browning Room B.

The next Executive Committee Meeting is Monday, June 13, at noon, conference room at 501 John Street.

Kim Ashby moved to adjourn the meeting; the motion was seconded by Daren Harmon.  The motion passed, and James Akin adjourned the meeting.

Submitted by Dan Miller

Treasurer’s Report

June 1, 2022

Account                                           Checking                           Taste                                 CD

 

Beginning Balance 5-2-22            8,926.73                            8270.68                            20,155.73

Ending Balance 6-1-22                 6,230.81                            8270.68                            20,155.73

 

May Expenditures:

 

Payroll                                                            1,819.98

Office Supplies(Intuit)                                       12.83

Telephone                                                         104.95

Insurance                                                           654.00

Fall Festival Expense                                        123.00

 

Subtotal                                                         2,714.76

May Income:

 

Payroll tax refund                                                                                       18.84

Total                                                                                                          2695.92

 

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

6 June 2022

Meetings:

  • Smokefree Coalition meeting, May 10
  • Plaza Park Site Council initial meeting, May 19

Financial Review:

  • Successfully transitioned to an on-line Quickbooks service

Projects:

  • Collected grant evaluations, copied and scanned them and tabulated scores for grant screening committee
  • Sent Funding proposals for Race for Recovery
  • Obtained Certificates of Insurance for Race for Recovery and Fall Festival
  • Sent Invoices for Race for Recovery Sponsors. So far:  4 sponsors, 1 new, total $1750.00, and $250 already deposited.
  • Received notification from ICJI that CCP has been approved
  • Worked on budget for 2023 county council
  • Began preparation for County Commissioner meeting on June 14.

 

Executive Committee Meeting, June 13, 2022, Noon

Substance Abuse Council of Vanderburgh County

Executive Board Meeting

Agenda

Noon, June 13, 2022

501 John Street

Conference Room

 

The Executive Committee will meet in Executive Session at Noon, Monday, June 13, 2022, to discuss the job performance evaluation of the executive director pursuant to I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(9).

 

Thereafter, at approximately 12:20 pm, the executive committee meeting will be open to all council members and interested parties.

 

  1. Approval of Minutes
    1. May 16, 2022

 

2. Announcements

 

3. Financials and Reports

a.  Drug Free Community Fund fees

b.  Financial Reports

 

4.  Old Business/Project Update

a.  Director’s employment evaluation, if a vote on any action is required.

b.  Screening Committee Wrap-Up, Developing Operating Resolutions

 

5.  New Business

a.  Budget Request to County Council

b.  By-laws Review

 

6.  Adjournment

 

Next Executive Board Meeting, July 18, 2022, at noon

Next SAC Meeting , July 11, 2022, at 1:30, EVPL Central Campus, Browning Room A

Treatment Committee:  July 11, 2022, at 1:00,  EVPL Central Campus, Browning Room A

 

Prevention Committee Meeting, Monday, June 6, 2022, 2:20 pm

The agenda will include a presentation by Doug Berry of Diehl Consulting who will give a presentation on using and collecting data for substance use prevention programming.

Substance Abuse Council Meeting, June 6, 2022, 1:30 pm

Substance Abuse Council Agenda

June 6, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

Evansville Central Library,* Large Conference Room* (Location Change)

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Substance Abuse Council:  1:30 pm

Prevention Committee:  2:20 pm

 

  1. Call to Order

 

  1. Welcome and Introductions

 

  1. Approval of May 2, 2022 Minutes. (please check the attendance list for corrections)

 

  1. Treasurer’s Report

 

  1. Committee Reports
  2. Prevention
  3. Law Enforcement
  4. Treatment
  5. Screening

 

  1. Director’s Report

 

  1. Old Business/Projects
  2. 2022 Grant Screening Committee Recommendation

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  1. New Business:
  2. Race for Recovery, August 27, 2022

 

  1. Presentations:
  2. Drug and Alcohol Deferral Services (DADS)
  3. Crisis Services Team, Charlotte Critchfield

 

  1. Agency Announcements: In addition to agency announcements being made here, please email flyers to Dan that can be forwarded early tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjournment

NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 11, at 1:30 pm, at the Evansville Central Library, Browning Room B

The SAC Executive Committee: June 13, at noon, 501 John Street Conference Room

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNCIL OF VANDERBURGH COUNTY

MINUTES OF THE MEMBERSHIP MEETING

2 May 2022

Members present:  Shawn Brod – NOW Counseling; Wally Paynter – TSA; Jane Vickers – Patchwork; Kathryn Kornblum-Zelle – Parenting Time; Laura Wathen – Youth First; Crystal Sisson – Holly’s House; Julie Robinson – TSA; JoAnne DeLisle – Groups Recover; James Akin – Community Corrections; Stacey Kuder – Deaconess Cross Point; Daren Harmon – Prosecutor’s Office; Leslie Overfield – Clean Slate; Bri Bolin; Transgender Alliance; Beth Greenwell – Adult Probation; Hannah Duckworth – Counseling for Change; Nathan Hassler – EPD; William Wells; DADS; Dee Lewis – YWCA; Aimee Stachura – Girl Scouts; Tasha Brown – Volunteers of America; Jill Hoskins – Brentwood Springs; Kevin Groves – Southwestern Behavioral Health; Shay Wood – NOW Counseling; Dan Miller – Director

Dee Lewis, President, called the meeting to order at 1:30 pm. The meeting was held  via Microsoft Teams.

The meeting was opened with introductions

Minutes of the April 4, 2022, meeting had been emailed in advance of the meeting.  There was one correction:  The date of the next council meeting was stated as May 3, instead of May 2.  James Akin moved to approve the minutes as corrected.  William Wells seconded the motion, and the motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report:  James Akin presented the Treasurer’s report, which is attached.  There was no change to the balances of the Taste account or the CD.  The beginning balance in the checking account was $11,963.37.  Expenses were $3,036.64 for payroll, rent, office supplies, and insurance leaving an ending balance of 8,926.73.  Dan explained the $806.00 charge for general liability, which is charged twice a year.  There will also be a charge for director’s and officers’ insurance.  Also, this month saw our annual $500.00 charge from Intuit for payroll software maintenance for Quickbooks.

Committee Reports:

Prevention Committee.  Chairman Laura Wathen reported that there will be a Prevention Committee meeting on June 6 at 2:20, following the Council meeting.  At that meeting, Doug Berry from Diehl Consulting will be our guest to present on data collection for our prevention projects and grants.

Law Enforcement Committee.  Chairman Daren Harmon reported that Dan sent out the April prosecutor filing statistics via email this morning.  For the month of April, the office filed 237 controlled substance felony cases.  There was also reports of a new unscheduled drug that has hit Evansville:  tianeptine, street name Tianaa.  It is being sold as a supplement by businesses that sell supplements; it has effects that are similar to opiates.

Treatment Committee:  Dan reported that a few members met prior to this meeting, but no formal meeting was held because Jackie Hughes could not be there.  We now have a date and location for the Faces of Change Conference:  Wednesday, April 9, at the Catholic Center.  Dan reminded treatment providers and treatment services providers to turn in their questionnaires with information to be published in a revised Treatment Resource Guide.

Screening Committee:  Kevin Groves reported that all 22 pre-applicants turned in grant applications by Saturday, April 30.  Dan has assigned each one to 3 grant evaluators.  Evaluations are due on May 13.  The committee will meet May 16 after the Executive Committee meets at noon in the conference room at 501 John Street.

Director’s Report:  Dan Miller reported on the director’s activities since the last meeting.  His written report is attached to these minutes.  In addition to the date for Faces of Change, Dan confirmed that the annual Race for Recovery will take place Saturday, August 27, at Garvin Park.

Previous Business:

  1. 2022 Grant Cycle: this was covered in the Screening Committee’s report.  If all goes as planned the Screening Committee’s funding recommendation will be presented to the Council at our meeting on June 6.

New Business:

  1. There was no new business.

Presentations:

F.A.I.R./Treatment Courts:  The Foundation Assisting in Recovery (FAIR) is the 501(c)(3) organization that applied for the 2021.  Offenders released from prison have  a high rate of recidivism.  Local drug courts have been able to cut that rate in half, and James Akin reported that Vanderburgh County Treatment Courts have been able to decrease the recidivism rate even more.  Treatment Courts utilize a non-adversarial treatment team.  The grant funds were used to fund drug screens for indigent participants.  Regular drug screens are necessary to keep participants accountable.  However, participants are required to pay for them, and many cannot afford to do so.  James reported on one participant who had the care of her grandchildren, which caused problems for her reporting for her treatment court obligations.  She could not afford childcare to assist when she had to go to court.  Use of the grant for her drug screens helped her to afford childcare for her court and treatment appointments.

Southwestern Behavioral Health:  Kevin Groves reported on their transportation grant, which they applied for to decrease economic barriers to treatment.  Through this grant Southwestern is able to achieve really good outcomes.  They track the length of stay, treatment completion rates, and the number of patients served.  The $4020.00 grant purchased 67 bus passes at $60.00 apiece.  This allowed unlimited travel for one month, with hopefully the client able to buy his own bus pass or secure other transportation after one month.  This was a well utilized program, and the funding from Substance Abuse Council was exhausted in February.

Southwestern Behavioral Health served 8007 patients in its locations in 4 Indiana counties.  It served 1114 patients at Stepping Stone in Evansville.  Of those at Stepping Stone, 906 were in residential treatment, and 508 were in Outpatient Treatment.  Those 508 patients were the patients eligible for the bus passes.  18% of all Southwestern Client are served at the Stepping Stone facility in Vanderburgh County.

Announcements:

 

Dee Lewis reported that the YWCA DV Shelter is doing various “Pop Up” Outreach sessions at several libraries, Tuesdays 9:00 to 11:00 am to answer questions about services regarding domestic violence and to help with Protective Orders.  They will also soon be starting on-line Zoom Pop-Up sessions.

 

Jane Case Vickers reported that Patchwork Central just finished its school year and was gearing up for its summer session.  To celebrate the end of the school year, they hosted a celebration and art show.  Every family of the children involved attended.  Registration is open for June 6- July 14 summer programs for students first grade and up, Monday through Thursday, 3:15 to 5:00 pm.  There are still available openings, and Jane will send a flyer to Dan for distribution.

 

Dan made the following meeting announcements:

 

The next meeting is scheduled Monday, June 6, 2022, at 1:30, at Central Library, Browning Room B.

Prevention Committee will meet June 6 at 2:20 in Browning Room B.

The next Executive Committee Meeting is Monday, May 16, at noon, conference room at 501 John Street.

Screening Committee will meet Monday, May 16, after the Executive Committee meeting concludes at 501 John Street.

Laura Wathen moved to adjourn the meeting; the motion was seconded by James Akin.  The motion passed, and President Dee Lewis adjourned the meeting.

Submitted by Dan Miller

 

 

Treasurer’s Report

May 2, 2022

Account                                           Checking                           Taste                                 CD

 

Beginning Balance 4-4-22            11,963.37                         8270.68                            20,155.73

Ending Balance 5-2-22                 8,926.73                            8270.68                            20,155.73

 

April Expenditures:

 

Payroll                                                            1,496.51

Rent                                                                    235.13

Office Supplies(Intuit)                                      500.00

Insurance                                                           805.00

 

Total                                                               3,036.64

 

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

2 May 2022

Meetings:

  • Smokefree Coalition meeting, April 12
  • Indiana Coalition Network April 28
  • Zoom Webinar: Communities Talk About: Young Adult Leadership in Addressing Intersectionality to Advance Prevention

Financial Review:

  • Researched renewal of Quickbooks products and other payroll preparation options.

Projects:

  • Secured 4 additional grant readers for grant cycle (each to read 4 grants)
  • Prepared and submitted Final Report on the 2021 CCP to ICJI
  • Received grant applications, assigned and distributed them to grant readers
  • Prepared a power presentation for the grant application workshop
  • Presented a grant application workshop on April 7 and April 18 via Teams.
  • Secured Catholic Center Celebration Hall for November 9 Faces of Change Conference
  • Reached out to Rise Up and Run and confirmed Race for Recovery on Saturday, August 27 at Garvin Park.
  • Visited Weber in Newburgh re: fixing panini press.

 

 

April Controlled Substance Filings

 

category

Name category_total
Drugs Total 237
Drugs Dealing in a Narcotic Drug 18
Drugs Dealing in a Schedule I Controlled Substance 2
Drugs Dealing in Cocaine 2
Drugs Dealing in Marijuana 8
Drugs Dealing in Methamphetamine 5
Drugs Possession of a Controlled Substance 7
Drugs Possession of a Narcotic Drug 20
Drugs Possession of Marijuana 44
Drugs Possession of Methamphetamine 105
Drugs Possession of Paraphernalia 14
Drugs Unlawful Possession of Syringe 12

 

 

Grant Screening Committee, Monday, June 6, 2022, 11:00 am

SCREENING COMMITTEE

Agenda

June 6, 2022; 11:00 am

501 John Street, Conference Room

  1. Applications:
  2. Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice
22LE01 Adult Probation Department G Expanded Drug Screens  $    4,050.00
22LE02 Adult Probation Department G Thinking for a Change  $       905.00
22LE03 Misdemeanor Probation G Verification Officer  $    4,000.00
22LE04 Misdemeanor Probation G Drug Testing Supplies  $    2,000.00
22LE05 Vanderburgh County Sheriff G Crime Scene Photography  $    5,000.00
22LE06 Evansville Police Dept. G Next Level Tech II  $    5,000.00
22LE07 YWCA   YES! Court Services  $    2,500.00
22LE08 Juvenile Court G Family Treatment Court  $    1,000.00
22LE09 Treatment Courts G Drug Testing  $    5,000.00
22LE10 Prosecutor G Digital Evidence Processing Software  $    4,800.00

 

  1. Treatment
22TX01 Beacon Recovery   Treatment Recovery Materials  $    3,500.00
22TX02 Southwestern Behavioral Health   Transportation  $    4,980.00
22TX03 Drug and Alcohol Deferral Services G Indigent Drug Testig  $    2,000.00
22TX04 YWCA   YES! Client Services  $    2,500.00
22TX05 Counseling for Change   Low Income/High Risk  $    5,000.00
22TX06 Juvenile Court G FTC Support Group Facilitator  $    4,000.00

 

  1. Prevention
22PV01 Girl Scouts   Resilient. Ready. Strong  $    5,000.00
22PV02 Patchwork Central   Arts & Smarts Sparks Protective Factors  $    5,000.00
22PV03 Never Before Project   TSA Youth Group  $    5,000.00
22PV04 Youth First   Reconnecting Youth  $    1,650.00
22PV05 Holly’s House   Child Abuse Prevention  $    5,000.00
22PV06 Boom Squad   Preventive Educational/Skill Building Activities  $    5,000.00

 

  1. Adjourn