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 county in Indiana has a designated Local Coordinating Council (LCC), which is the core of Indiana's community-based drug-free efforts. These groups of local drug-free volunteers meet to assess county-wide drug and alcohol problems, and to form a comprehensive plan to address those problems. Each plan includes three major components: prevention/education, treatment, and justice/law 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. Allocation of Drug-Free Communities Fund revenue at the local level is made by the County Commissioners on a yearly basis, with input from the Local Coordinating Councils.
Governor's Commission for a Drug Free Indiana
150 West Market Street, Suite 320
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-4219 / (800) 9-WITH-IT Hotline
John von Arx
Rep. Matthew Bell, Anvil, IN
Jeff Barber, Safe and Drug Free Schools Coordinator
Jim Bobe, Knox County Commissioner
Mark Branch, Boys and Girls Clubs of Indianapolis
Steve Camilleri, Center for Homeless, Inc.
Steve Clouse, Noble County Prosecutor
Bruce Copple, Greensburg Community Schools
Dr. Timothy Kelly, Fairbanks Hospital
Sen. Dennis Kruse, Auburn, IN
Melissa Long, WPTA TV
David Lusby, Dearborn County Sheriff
Ryan McCann, Indiana Family Institute
Dr. Wyatt Mullinax
Don Parker, Project Supervisor
Ike Randolph, Governor’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives
Sen. Earline Rogers, Gary, IN
Hon. William G. Sleva, Lawrence Superior Court
Rep. Vernon Smith, Gary, IN
Clark County - Local Coordinating Council
PO Box 485 Floyd Knobs, IN 47119
Clark County-LCC Coordinator
Address: PO Box 3081 Clarksville, IN 47131-3081
Home: (812) 280-7808
LCC Meeting Time: Noon, First Tuesday of Month
Location: Clarksville Town Hall, 2000 Broadway, Clarksville, IN 47129
Clark County Youth Coalition
2009 Clark County Comprehensive Community Plan