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


  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




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.


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.



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




2 May 2022


  • 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.


  • 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



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



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