Treasurer Kelly Mitchell joins the Indiana Youth Services Association to announce the impact of the Make Good Decisions campaign in 2021

State officials working with the Indiana Youth Services Association recently concluded the latest version of the Make Good Decisions campaign, a series of announcements designed to educate students about Indiana’s Lifeline Law. The law protects students from criminal prosecution for underage alcohol consumption and related offenses when the student reports a medical emergency to the police and cooperates with the authorities. This fall campaign ran from August 16 to November 7.

Using social media platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, the positive campaign encouraged students across Indiana to text or call 911 and stay and cooperate when someone needs help. medical care for his alcohol consumption.

Campaign results (including sample campaign videos) and personal testimonials from people closely involved in the initiative will be shared at a 10 a.m. press conference on Wednesday, December 1 at the Schwitzer Student Center in the ‘University of Indianapolis.

WHAT: Press conference: The results of the 2021 campaign Make the right decisions on social media and video campaign

WHEN: Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 10 a.m. EST

O: Schwitzer Student Center (engagement area, second floor) 1400 Campus Dr., Indianapolis

WHO: Kelly Mitchell, Indiana State Treasurer (Chair of the Statewide 911 Board)

Ed Reuter, Executive Director, Indiana Statewide 911 Board

Hon. Jim Merritt, former state senator (author of the Indiana Lifeline Act)

Megan Leahy, Board Chair, Indiana Youth Services Association

Whitney Nixon, Director of Service Provider Support, Indiana Youth Services Association

Nick Escobar, Creative and Marketing Manager, Emmis Communications

Ass. Chief Constable Hailey Padgett, UIndy Police Department

Dawn Finbloom, mother of Brett Finbloom

Speakers will be available for interviews immediately following the press conference.

About Make Good Decisions: The Make Good Decisions campaign educates teens, young adults and parents about the dangers of underage alcohol use and destructive behavior. Indiana’s Lifeline Act grants immunity to minors for certain alcohol-related offenses. For more information, please contact Michele Whelchel, [email protected]

Indiana Youth Services Association: IYSA advocates for children and families by improving the capacity of its members to carry out the essential roles of youth advocacy, crime prevention, information, referral and community education.

Indiana Statewide 911 Board: The board is a quasi-state government agency established by IC 36-8-16.7 and operates under the office of the Indiana Treasurer. It has statewide jurisdiction over 911 services. The president, by law, is the state treasurer. The two main responsibilities of the board include collecting surcharges from all communications service providers and distributing funding to local government units, as well as operating a public safety ESInet across the board. Status for 911 calls and SMS.

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