Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Luncheon

To All:
Please circulate this information through any e-mail list you may maintain.  We are very excited about this year’s program.  This is always a good opportunity for our community to get together on an important issue, and to enjoy a FREE LUNCH.
This will also be my FINAL LUNCHEON to host as Scott County Prosecutor, so I’d love to have record-breaking attendance!
Prosecutors Office to Host Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Luncheon
In observation of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October), the Scott County Prosecutor’s Office will once again be hosting its annual Awareness Luncheon.  The luncheon, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for FRIDAY, October 7, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg.
Featured speaker Caryn Burton, Training Coordinator for the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, will be presenting “Lethality Assessments and the DV Victim”
Intimate Partner violence is the 7th leading cause of death for women in the United States.  Over 2/3rds of those killed were previous victims of Domestic Violence.  Research has shown that the use of a simple, 12 question “Lethality Assessment” could help identify those most at risk, impress upon victims the urgency of their situation, and focus services where they are truly needed.
Topic of the discussion will include:
–        What is Lethality Assessment?
–        Where can it best be used?
–        What factors place a victim most at risk for deadly violence?
–        How can law enforcement and criminal justice benefit from the assessment approach?
–        How can Lethality Assessment be used to demonstrate true danger for a victim?
I encourage our entire community to get together over this important topic, no matter what your background or profession.  Anyone wishing to attend the luncheon is asked to RSPV to the Prosecutors Office at 812-752-8466 or to by October 5, 2015.
The Scott County Prosecutors Office can be reached at (812) 752-8466.  Information about any pending case can be found at
Jason M. Mount
Prosecuting Attorney
6th Judicial Circuit
Scott County, Indiana
1 E. McClain Avenue
Scottsburg, IN  47170
(812) 752-8466
(812) 752-3441 (FAX)



US Attorney, FBI Special Agent in Charge, and Indiana DEA Director visit Austin and Scottsburg High Schools

Thanks to Josh Minkler, US Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, for hosting and sponsoring a viewing of the film “Chasing the Dragon” at both SHS and AHS yesterday. Also, students heard from speakers from our community: Tony Amick, Evan Hutchinson, Chancela Key, and Brent Calloway.

Scott County school adminsitrators realize the importance of substance abuse prevention and education among our students and both School Superintendent’s Robert Anderson and Marc Slaton, along with Principals Ryan Herald and Ric Manns, welcomed the drug prevention programs that the US Attorney’s Office, Indiana DEA, and Indiana FBI brought to their schools.

Also, a special thanks to Tim Horty of the US Attorney’s Office, Jason Mount, the Scott County Prosecuting Attorney, and Lori Croasdell CEASe Coordinator, for coordinating this event with both Scott County School Districts.

“Chasing the Dragon” illustrates the dangers of heroin addiction. It can be viewed for free on the link below:

You Can Save a Life



It is the hope of CEASe and Scott County EMS to get as many Scott County lay people trained in naloxone administration as possible. Naloxone is an opioid reversal treatment administered after someone has overdosed from either injecting or orally taking prescription opioids or heroin. 

Do you have a friend or family member who uses opioids? Would you like to receive opiate overdose prevention & response training?
If so, please register to attend one of these important FREE Naloxone Training Workshops being offered by Scott County EMS through a grant from CEASe of Scott County:
September 27 @ Scott Memorial Hospital 2:00-3:00pm
December 13 One Stop Shop (Austin) 6:00-7:00pm

To register, call Scott Co. EMS (812) 754-0500, ext. 21 or register online at

Thank you,

Lori Croasdell, Coordinator
CEASe of Scott County