The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute has awarded CEASe a grant to develop and implement a web-based platform for Indiana’s Local Coordinating Councils (LCC) through a state Drug Free Community (DFC) Grant Award. Through this collaboration with the Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition and Solutionize, they are working to create the ‘Indiana Coalition Network’, a web-based collaboration platform, for all Indiana’s LCCs (or coalitions) to easily make collaborative connections, find best practices, access resources, as well as connect to existing statewide recovery infrastructure.
Bobbie Foster, Program Coordinator for CEASe’s Indiana Coalition Network Project, has been hired part-time by the Scott County Partnership (fiscal agent for this grant) to work on this project and Croasdell will be overseeing the project.
As the CEASe DFC Coordinator, Croasdell’s role is to facilitate collaboration opportunities among community sectors with the goal of creating local solutions to local problems, and then guiding that process toward implementation and action. She thrives on collaborating with Scott County citizens in order to continue implementing effective initiatives that work toward a drug-free community. Through intervention and supportive strategies, her desire is that everyone in Scott County has hope, builds resilience, becomes trauma-informed, and begins asking the important question, “What happened to you?” instead of “What’s wrong with you?”, as well as finds real and accessible opportunities to live healthy and whole lives.