(BEDFORD) – The Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana (DFI) was established in 1989 by an Act of the General Assembly in an effort to accelerate Indiana’s fight against substance abuse.
The Commission works in a collaborative capacity with 92 local coordinating councils (LCCs) representing all of Indiana’s (92) counties.
Each year, LCCs are charged with implementing comprehensive community plans, which address substance abuse challenges through treatment, prevention, and enforcement.
The Commission lends leadership and expertise in the development of these comprehensive strategies to ensure that the resources needed to treat substance abuse are effectively targeted.
At the local level, the Commission:
- Works to strengthen local coordinating councils and assists them in developing comprehensive plans and funding strategies;
- mobilizes communities to wage local and coordinated battles against alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues; and
- coordinates the efforts of state agencies through the inter-agency council on drugs.
The next Lawrence County LCC meeting will take via Zoom on June 30th at noon. If you are interested in participating in the meeting, please RSVP to Alyssa Prince at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.