Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse

Mission

To reduce the use of drugs and alcohol throughout the community, with a primary focus on youth, by encouraging healthy decision making and providing resources that address prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery throughout the lifespan.


About CAASA

The Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) was established in 2013 to address youth substance use. CAASA consists of a diverse representation of invested community partners who are representatives from Public Health, the Schools, Fire Rescue, Police, Parks and Recreation, Norfolk County DA’s office, students, clinicians, and parents. Our collaboration allows for a 360 degree perspective on the issues affecting Canton and how best to address them.

Upcoming Programs

Social Host Liability & Your Community
Monday, November 30, 6:30 PM
Sponsored by the Youth Prevention Alliance.
Register in advance for this event:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpc-CrqD4iGtCZf_SMn7_GB_kUR2zn255F

Talking with Teens about Underage Drinking
Tuesday, December 8th, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Sponsored by Operation Parent
Register in advance for this event:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2334441717093509903?source=OP+Website

Five Strategies to Raise a Drug Free Kid (Webinar Rebroadcast)
Wednesday, December 16th, 8:00 – 9:00 PM
Sponsored by Operation Parent
Register in advance for this event:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1274791783407593739?source=OP+Website

CAASA Steering Committee

  • Jennifer Fischer-Mueller, Chair, Superintendent of Schools
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Kenneth Berkowitz, Vice Chair,  Police Chief
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Charlie Doody, Treasurer, Fire/Rescue Chief
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Janet Donnelly, Secretary, Community Member
    Term Expires: 2021
  • Cindy Bonner, Public Health
    Term Expires: 2021
  • Elizabeth Francis, Parks & Recreation Director
    Term Expires: 2021
  • Harriet Burak, Community Member
    Term Expires: 2021
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Prevention. Intervention. Treatment. Recovery.

Monthly CAASA Meetings


Meetings are typically held on the third Monday of each month at 3:30 or 6:00 PM at the Canton Police Department or virtually using Zoom.

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