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


  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




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:  This link can also be found on our Facebook page and at

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.


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



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




11 July 2022


  • 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.


  • 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


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