The initiatives of the Partnerships are to 1) reduce substance abuse among youth in Adams County and over time, among adults by addressing the factors in our community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse; 3) establish and strengthen collaboration among Adams County's private non-profit agencies, and Federal, State, and local governments to support the effort of DFAC to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth.
DFAC is also the Local Coordinating Council (LCC) for the Governor's Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana, which 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. Each LCC is also charged with recommending disbursements from the County Drug Free Community Fund, which is made up of fines for those convicted of certain alcohol and drug crimes. A minimum of 25% of the collected funds must go to each of three categories: Criminal justice services and activities; Intervention; and Prevention The remaining 25% of the funds can be used for administration and/or in any of the above categories.
Our mission is to promote responsible lifestyle choices that reduce the negative impact of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs to youth and adults in our community.