Mission Statement

To create a drug-free environment in Whitley County through education in our citizenry, formal assessment of needs, coordination of local and surrounding area services, strategic use of prevention plans, and incorporation of a consistent justice plan.


History

Whitley County Drug-Free Indiana Coalition was formed in and has attempted to include representatives from areas of interests such as youth, parents, religious, business, media, schools, youth-serving organizations, civil and volunteer groups, health care professionals, juvenile justice, Office of Family and Children, law enforcement (city, county and state), and treatment centers. The coalition works with these representatives to address substance abuse issues facing Whitley County.

Since its formation, the coalition has held monthly meetings with an average attendance of 25 community members, which includes youth representatives from the two area high schools. The coalition serves as the recognized Local Coordinating Council (LCC) for the Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana. The coalition operates primarily as a channeling agency for the distribution of funds to provide for drug and alcohol prevention, treatment and law enforcement activities.

The group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 12 noon at Parkview Whitley, Room B.