The Benton County Above the Influence Coalition is a group of local residents and professionals who have come together for a common goal- the prevention of substance abuse among youth in our county. We take that responsibility very seriously, but we always have a good time working together!
The BCATI started in Fall of 2009 and since then has been successfully tackling issues regarding access to alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and other illegal products.
We encourage involvement from parents, youth, schools, law enforcement, civic organizations, faith organizations, health professionals, social services, and elected officials. Each person and organization in this community provides a unique perspective on the issues we are working to address.
- Abbe Oaks
- Area Substance Abuse Council
- Benton Community School District
- Iowa State University Extension
- Vinton Shellsburg Community School District
- Virginia Gay Hospital