Cass County Local Coordinating Council:
Partners for a Drug Free Cass County
Each county has a Local Coordinating Council (LCC), which is the planning and coordinating body for addressing alcohol and other drug problems. Members include volunteers from a variety of organizations including education, treatment, social services, and local police. LCCs are required to submit a Comprehensive Community Plan, which consists of an assessment of the local alcohol and other drug abuse problems in the county, including problem identification and supportive data; a listing of proposed objectives to help alleviate the stated problems; and an evaluation component designed to measure the success of the plan's strategies.
Cass County's LCC meets the second Monday of each month at Revolution Community Church from 12pm-1pm. This meeting is open to all.
The Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) is a systematic and community-driven gathering, analysis, and reporting of community-level indicators for the purpose of identifying and addressing local substance use problems through SMART goals. Each year, the LCC will update the SMART goals based on emerging and newly-identified problems. Ultimately, the CCP enables an LCC to maximize its efforts, understand existing resources and implement practices and policies to meet its goals of reducing substance use within the community.
ICJI oversees the local coordinating council for each County in Indiana.
The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) is the State planning agency for criminal justice, juvenile justice, traffic safety and victim services. ICJI is designated as the State Administering Agency for distribution of federal funds, and as the State Statistical Analysis Center for research.
Further, ICJI is responsible for coordinating and collaborating with local, state and federal entities to identify, assess, plan, resource and evaluate new and emerging issues facing the criminal justice and public safety spectrum. ICJI works with local, state, and federal entities to evaluate programs associated with: prevention, detection & solution of crimes; law enforcement and criminal/juvenile justice, in an effort to improve and coordinate all aspects of law enforcement and criminal/juvenile justice.
In addition, ICJI works to develop new methods for the prevention & reduction of crime, while stimulating research & compiling and analyzing information/data for dissemination to decision makers.
Indiana Coalition Network is a collaboration among Local Coordinating Councils (LCCs) throughout the state to work together toward a common goal of building safe, healthy and drug free communities.
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