Since 2001, the Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CASA) has existed in the Manhasset community as a resource to reduce the illegal, underage use of alcohol, tobacco, prescription and other drugs among its youth. CASA strives to reach our youth before they are in trouble by connecting parents, school, community and youth as partners in this common goal.
As a recipient of the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Drug Free Communities Grant Program, Manhasset CASA’s two main goals include
• Reducing substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults; and
• Establishing and strengthening collaboration among communities, private nonprofit agencies, and Federal, State, and local governments to support the efforts of our community coalition to prevent and reduce substance abuse