Since the first meeting in 1989, the Pulaski County Drug Free Council has continued to be concerned with the alcohol and drug use among adults and youth in the county. In the past few years, the Council has grown and has taken on the responsibility of becoming more accountable and organized. The by-laws have been reviewed and followed, committees have been formed to delegate tasks, and efforts have been made to maintain a membership list that represents a cross section of the county. Regular meetings are held throughout the year, and the location alternates between the east side and west side of the county. The membership list is much more stable than it has been in the past. The county is well represented by members from education, justice system, law enforcement, parents, treatment professionals, business leaders, clergy, social service, and other community agencies.
In 1989, then Governor Evan Bayh established the Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana within the Criminal Justice Institute. This new commission’s purpose was to lead Indiana’s fight against alcohol and other drugs. That same year, 10 (now 6) regional offices and 92 Local Coordinating Councils (LCC) were formed. Each county has its own LCC – ours is the Pulaski County Drug Free Council (PCDFC).
To collaboratively network and support a county wide effort to reduce youth and adult substance abuse by resources to further our agenda and provide grant opportunities to qualified applicants who plan to do the same.
The Pulaski County Drug Free Council (PCDFC) acts as Pulaski County’s Local Coordinating Council (LCC) of the Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana. It strives with the concerns of all our population, but especially our youth in the area of drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuses in this community. Reaching the community in a helpful way in that Pulaski County may continue to be a safe and healthy place to live and raise families is its goal. The areas of prevention/education, law enforcement/justice, and treatment are the target areas to receive program funding by the Drug Free selected monies.
The membership of the PCDFC is representative of most LCC's and includes volunteers from a variety of institutions and organizations; including education, treatment, social services, and local police. Youth, parents, and private businesses are also represented. New members are always welcome and greatly appreciated.
The meetings of the PCDFC are open to the public and meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at 4:00 PM. Meetings are held at the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department, 110 E. Meridian St., Winamac, IN, 46996.
Contact the Coordinator if interested in attending: Sandra Lucas, firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year, the PCDFC awards grant monies to the community for qualifying programs.
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