Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse


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.

Upcoming Programs

Teen Mental Health and Depression/Suicide Prevention

Join us for a night focused on teen mental health on Tuesday, January 19 at 5:30 PM. Use the link, to:

  • Identify signs and symptoms of depression in your teen or yourself if you are an teen attending the training.
  • Obtain tips on how to assess if your child is at risk for suicide and needs further professional help.
  • Discover the link between mental health and developing addictions/substance abuse.

Once you join staff members from the Stoughton Youth Commission, OASIS. and the Stoughton Police Department use the Zoom ID: 820 2886 6803 and passcode TEENS to enter our virtual discussion. We hope you can join us for an informative discussion!

Future programs:

  • Tuesday, 1/26/2021, 5:30 PM, Marijuana and Teens
  • Tuesday, 2/2/2021, 5:30 PM, Marijuana and the Law
  • Tuesday, 2/9/2021, 5:30 PM, Q & A

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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