Community Alcohol & Substance Awareness Partnership (CASAP) Coalition
The CASAP Coalition is funded by a 125,000 grant through the Texas Health and Human Service Center. The grant was awarded to BVCASA in 2013 with the goal of reducing underage/binge drinking, Vape/nicotine products, marijuana use and prescription pill misuse by college students in Brazos and Washington counties. The state identified these four priorities as being responsible for the majority of deaths, injuries, legal issues and college drop-out rates in Texas.
Through a strong collaboration with leaders of Blinn College , on campuses in both Bryan and Brenham and the communities in which they are located, the CASAP coalition hopes to take a proactive approach to reducing overall problems associated with alcohol and drugs during students’ college years. The CASAP coalition is focused on increasing wellness and quality of life for not only students enrolled but the community surrounding them as well.
The CASAP coalition relies on partnerships with student groups, members of the community, local government, college administration, media, law enforcement, religious organizations, civic organizations and local businesses. It you are interested in getting involved, contact the CASAP Coalition Coordinator at (979) 846-3560 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Data Collection (student surveying, arrest reports, local & regional hospital reports, etc.)
- Social Norms Campaigns (“Play It Safe” Spring Break, “Against the Law Make the Call,” “Lock Your Meds,” etc.)
- Policy Change (county, city, and campus level policies addressing alcohol or substance use)
- Access Reduction (Rx Pill Take-back events, retail alcohol stings, etc.)