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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 collaboration 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 resources needed to treat substance abuse are effectively targeted.
At the state policy level, the Commission: (1) addresses administrative and legislative needs to effectively use all resources; and (2) advises the governor and the General Assembly on strategies and policies needed to improve Indiana’s response in the fight against alcohol and drug abuse through public forums and reports.
At the local level, the Commission: (1) works to strengthen local coordinating councils and assists them in developing comprehensive plans and funding strategies; (2) mobilizes communities to wage local and coordinated battles against alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues; and (3) coordinates the efforts of state agencies through the interagency council on drugs.
The Commission consists of 20 members including the governor, or the governor’s designee, four members of the General Assembly (two from the Indiana State Senate and two from the Indiana House of Representatives), and 15 members appointed to a two-year term by the governor. These members meet one of the following criteria: 1) have experience and /or expertise in at least one of the following areas: family relations, religion, education, civic or private affairs, business, media, medicine, local government, judiciary, law enforcement, self-help, youth, labor; or 2) act as a representative from the interagency council on drugs.
For more information about addiction, treatment and recovery, or joining a community coalition in the fight against substance abuse, contact the Governor's Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana.