Social Hosting

Under social host liability laws, adults who serve or provide alcohol to minors can be held liable if the minor who was provided alcohol is killed or injured, or kills or injures another person. The laws and fines concerning social hosting are not harsh enough. Why does serious injury or death have to occur before it becomes more than a slap on the wrist?

Indiana Code Indiana Code IC 7.1-5-7-15 Sec. 15. A person twenty-one (21) years of age or older who knowingly or intentionally encourages, aids, or induces a minor to unlawfully possess an alcoholic beverage commits a Class C infraction. (read the complete code)

Consequences 

Drinking can lead to serious issues for teens and families: alcoholism, alcohol poisoning, impaired driving, depression, sexual promiscuity, date rape, unwanted pregnancy, serious injury, coma and death. 

S.M.A.R.T. 

This stands for Stopping Minors with Alcohol Response Teams. This will be a group of off duty officers from the various agencies in the county doing projects at least 4 times a year to watch for illegal sales of alcohol to minors, monitor minors on probation and minors in consumption.

RX Drop Boxes

RX Drop Boxes are designed to reduce prescription drugs in homes that are either no longer needed or outdated. Prescription drugs have become the target of theft and misuse. Unfortunately, people who have access to the residence are the culprits. Prescription drugs have become the number one substance of abuse for America's 12 to 17 year olds and much of that supply is unwittingly coming from the medicine cabinets of their parents, grandparents, and friends. 

Toxaway Days

Tox-Away Days are scheduled at various locations around the community each year to collect household hazardous wastes (HHW) and “problem wastes” from Hendricks County residents. Only residents of Hendricks County are allowed to utilize the District’s Tox-Away Day events.