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.
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.
CAASA Steering Committee
Elizabeth Francis, Chair, Parks & Recreation Director Term Expires: 2024
Harriet Burak, Vice Chair, Community Member Term Expires: 2022
Charlie Doody, Fiscal Manager, Fire/Rescue Chief Term Expires: 2022
Janet Donnelly, Secretary, Community Member Term Expires: 2022
Kenneth Berkowitz, Chief of Police Term Expires: 2022
Jennifer Fischer-Mueller, Superintendent of Schools Term Expires: 2022
Learn about Underage Drinking and COVID-19. As the current pandemic is causing a surge in favorable attitudes towards alcohol, availability and access to alcohol and other drugs, little sense of community, conflict, anxiety and depression; we're committed to addressing youth substance abuse in Stoughton, MA, and our surrounding communities.
Local trends, signs of emotional distress and how to get help if you need it. This is a great one to watch with your teen. Presented by OASIS, the Stoughton Police Department and the Stoughton Youth Commission.