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Under the direction of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute the Dubois County Substance Abuse Council has awarded over 21-thousand 500-dollars in grant funding for applications submitted in September 2015.

The Governor’s Commission mandates Substance Abuse Councils to provide funding in three categories: Treatment/Intervention, Prevention/Education, and Criminal Justice Services.

The council’s Executive Committee awarded grant applications in the Prevention/Education category for $6,671.76 to TRI-CAP for medication collections, Northeast Dubois High School and Forest Park Jr/Sr High School for drug screens, Northeast Dubois Post Prom for after prom activities, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center for critical incident stress management training, Southern Hills for breathalyzers at group homes, and Crisis Connection for Natural Helpers.

In the Treatment/Intervention category grants for $7,450.33 were awarded to Northeast Dubois High School, Forest Park Jr/Sr High School, Dubois County Probation, and the Dubois County Drug Court for drug screens, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center for critical incident stress management training, and Crisis Connection for screening victims of domestic violence.

In the Criminal Justice Services category grants for $7,450.33 were awarded to Dubois County Probation and Dubois County Drug Court for drug screens and the Dubois County Sheriff’s department for a radar unit and cameras.

The funds the council awards for the programs are derived from countermeasure fees that are assessed by the Dubois County courts to alcohol and drug offenders as part of the court costs.

The Substance Abuse Council gathers every second Tuesday of the month in the backroom of Shoney’s restaurant in Jasper. The public is invited to attend the 11 am meetings.

The mission of the Substance Abuse Council is to reduce abuse and the problems associated with substance abuse in Dubois County Youth and Adults in order to enhance family and community life. For more information visit their website at or contact coordinator Janet Schnell at or by phone at 812-630-6779.

The council’s Executive Committee includes: Chairman Jim McFaul, Co-Chair Nancy Eckerle, Treasurer Terry Tanner, Secretary Deborah Capps, and Representatives Jennifer Lampert, Becky Michael, Megan Durlauf, Tim Lampert, Josh  Gunselman, “Becky” Beckman, and Chad Blessinger.

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