CASA COALITION

CASA Coalition’s focus is to encourage community mobilization to implement evidence-based environmental strategies, change policy and social norms in communities to prevent and reduce underage drinking. CASA Coalition also aims to prevent marijuana or prescription drug use/abuse based on the identified needs of the community through community mobilization and the implementation of evidence-based environmental strategies.

SERVICES PROVIDED

Information dissemination strategy to increase community awareness regarding the health consequences of substance use and abuse specifically alcohol (underage drinking), marijuana, and prescription drug abuse. Increase citizen participation and commitment among the community towards reducing substance use and abuse. The selected evidence-based environmental and social policy strategies to be implemented by the CASA Coalition members are social events monitoring and enforcement; retailer compliance checks; retailer education; and social norms media campaign.

TARGET POPULATION

Primary population is adolescents and young adults ages 18-25 in colleges and universities and the general community. Secondary population is the general population within the community.

PROGRAM SERVICE AREA COUNTIES

Willacy

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

LOCATIONS

Headquarters:

471 W. Hidalgo Ave.

Raymondville, TX 78580

(956) 232-2300

CONTACT

Rosalie Tristan, CASA Coordinator

(956) 232-2300

rtristan@bhsst.org

or

Elizabeth Urbina

eurbina@bhsst.org

FUNDING

DSHS Funded Grant