Stand Up Cass County
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Cass County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition launches a new name with the help of a Art, Media, and Communications class from the Century Career Center. In March 2023 the coalition is officially re-branding and re-named to Stand Up Cass County. A big thank you to everyone who helped make this happen.
Our Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition has 3 Action Teams which work in between quarterly meetings (usually via zoom) on a variety of actions/topics:
Youth Empowerment - Recruit and Sustain Youth Coalition/Activities
Training and Public Engagement -identify and secure training/events
These teams help to complete our Action Plan every year. They have input on what should go into next year's Action Plan. They help identify potential gaps in the community and work together to figure out solutions. Their participation is extremely valuable to the success of our Coalition. Local problems require local solutions, no two communities are the same!
Upcoming Meeting Times:
Youth Empowerment Meeting and Youth Empowerment Meeting
A Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Coalition is a community-based formal arrangement for cooperation and collaboration among community groups or sectors. Each group retains its identity and agrees to work together toward a common goal.
Stand Up Cass County will focus, primarily, on two substances Alcohol and Tobacco with DFC funds. The coalition needs to educate on how harmful these substances can be when abused/used.
The purpose of the coalition and DFC funding is to address two major goals:
1) establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private nonprofit agencies, and Federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions and
2) reduce substance use among youth, and over time, among adults.
The program is funded by ONDCP (Office of National Drug Control Prevention) and partners with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) for day-to day management. Coalitions are responsible for achieving primary goals of the program, with CDC monitoring for success while providing technical assistance, consultation, and coordinating with the coalition on the execution of the project during the funding period.