What began as an effort by concerned parents in 1986 has evolved into one of the largest local coordinating councils in the State of Indiana.
Each year the Delaware County Prevention Council (DCPC) awards grants in the areas of prevention/education, intervention/treatment, as well as justice/law enforcement. These grants are awarded to local agencies that submit applications for projects that adhere to the problem statements listed in our annual Comprehensive Community Plan on substance abuse.
DCPC has a board of directors consisting of 40 members in total including President Bruce Rector, Vice President Carol Ammon, Treasurer Rhonda Clark, Secretary Jeannie Wright, and Executive Director Jenifer LaVelle-Moore.
As of now, DCPC has three standing task forces: prevention, treatment, and law enforcement. There are also several other committees including a Grant Review Committee, Red Ribbon Committee, and Ad Hoc Committees as needed.
The DCPC is designated as a 501 c (3) not-for-profit agency with by-laws in place. We are provided with a community consultant by the Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana, who assist in our ongoing activities. As the designated local coordinating council for Delaware County, we are part of the statewide network of the Governors Commission for a Drug Free Indiana and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.