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.
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.
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.
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
471 W. Hidalgo Ave.
Raymondville, TX 78580
Rosalie Tristan, CASA Coordinator
DSHS Funded Grant