About us

The Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking (ICRUD), is a program of Mental Health America of Indiana (MHAI) with funding from the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction, other State and Federal grants, and private donations.

Our Vision

To create healthier and safer environments by reducing the accessibility and availability of alcohol to underage persons.

Our Mission

In order to change policies that govern the way alcohol is marketed to, sold to, and bought by underage persons, we will mobilize communities to address underage drinking.

Our Values

ICRUD believes that all young people have the right to live and learn in environments that do not promote or facilitate underage drinking. We believe that youth and adults working together for policy change are an integral part of the solution.

Meet our Staff

Lisa Hutcheson

Vice President of Prevention and Advocacy, MHAI
Director, ICRUD
Email: lhutcheson@mhai.net
Ph: 317-638-3501 x 1232

Lisa Hutcheson has been the director of the Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking since its inception in 1997. Advocating for stronger local and state policies and laws, the coalition is reducing youth access to alcohol. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Master of Education degree in counseling. She is also the Vice President of Prevention and Advocacy for Mental Health America of Indiana (MHAI) and part of the MHAI lobbying team. She supervises the Indiana Collegiate Action Network (ICAN).