Tall Cop Presented ‘High in Plain Sight’ in Scott County

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Eighty-seven people from the region came to Scottsburg’s Mid-America Science Park to hear Officer Jermaine Galloway speak about the current trends of drug and alcohol use throughout the country and how it shows up in Indiana. Officer Galloway, known as the “Tall Cop” because of his 6’9” height, is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter and resource for those involved … Read More

Despite COVID-19, EMPOWER Adjusts to Achieve Great Results

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ind.—The EMPOWER Youth Coalition was created as part of the Scott County Drug Free Communities Support Program initiative of the CEASe Coalition. Their mission is aligning youth with their community to create a powerful impact through prevention, health improvement, and positive relationships. They chose the name EMPOWER because it encourages and equips Scott County youth with the tools … Read More

EMPOWER Youth Coalition Leaders Attend CADCA’s National Leadership Forum and Meet with Indiana U.S. Congressmen

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Scott County, IN – Representatives from Scott County returned home from Washington, D.C., area where they were joined by 3,250 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates from across the country for CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s) 30th Annual National Leadership Forum.   “We are reenergized with new strategies under our belt to tackle drug use in Scott County. It … Read More

CEASe Distributes Over $23,000 of Drug-Free Community Funds

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As the recognized substance abuse local coordinating coalition (LCC) in Scott County, CEASe administers the community drug fund created by state statute. It is a system by which fines, assessed and collected through the court system from specific drug and alcohol offenses, are released back into the community as awarded grants to support agencies and providers. This allows these recipients … Read More

IU Southeast PR students partner with EMPOWER youth coalition to prevent drug use in Scott County

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This article was originally published on the Indiana University Southeast website. Scott County, Indiana, has one of the highest per capita rates of opioid addiction in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) rank it as the 32nd most vulnerable county in America–out of a total of 3,142–placing it in the top one percent. For one group of … Read More

EMPOWER Youth Coalition Speaks on Panel at 10th Annual Indiana Attorney General’s Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium in Noblesville

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Getting our communities healthy and keeping them healthy begins with youth involvement. Scott County’s EMPOWER Youth Coalition Leaders spoke on a panel October 29, 2019, at the 10th Annual Indiana Attorney General’s Rx Drug Abuse Symposium in Noblesville, Indiana, about how they started their coalition, their coalition efforts, and their impact on Scott County. The coalition leaders that spoke at … Read More

Scott County DEA Drug Take Back a Success

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Saturday, October 26, the Scott County Partnership and CEASe participated in the National DEA Drug Take Back Day, working in collaboration with the Scottsburg Police Department, the Scott County Sheriff’s Department and Walmart. Thanks to Reserve Officers Lonnie Combs and Tim Hall and Scottsburg PD Assistant Chief David Hardin for their assistance with collecting the unused, expired, and unwanted medications. … Read More

Scott County taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 26 at Scottsburg Walmart

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Scott County, IN– On Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Scott County Partnership, Scottsburg Police Department, Scott County Sheriff’s Department, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 18th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your … Read More