About

our mission
To prevent and reduce the incidence of alcohol, drug abuse and other co-related addictive behaviors among youth and adults in Vanderburgh County.

“Committed to Community Well-Being!”

The Substance Abuse Council of Vanderburgh County was organized in 1990 in cooperation with the United Way Task Force on alcohol and drug abuse, and expanded to include a broader representation of community groups under the Governor’s Commission…

The IN General Assembly created the Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana in 1989 for the purpose of empowering local communities to reduce the incidence of substance use. Each county established a Local Coordinating Council to facilitate communication, coordinate prevention, treatment and law enforcement efforts, and distribute proceeds collected each year in the “Drug Free Community Fund”.  The Substance Abuse Council of Vanderburgh County was incorporated in 1995, and in 1996 became a 501C3, non-profit organization.

 The Council is mandated by the Governor’s Commission to provide funding in three categories:

 Treatment/Intervention, Prevention/Education, and Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice.

The funds that are distributed through grants to organizations in the community are made possible through collection of countermeasure fees. These fees/fines, ranging from $200 to $1,000, are levied by the courts. The money is deposited into the “Drug Free Community Fund” which is overseen by the Vanderburgh County Treasurer.

The Substance Abuse Council of Vanderburgh County meets monthly, and is composed of agencies and organizations from our three funding areas, as well as other concerned social service agencies and citizens. You are warmly invited to join us at our next  meeting!

Substance Abuse Council of Vanderburgh County Bylaws

501 John Street, Suite 4       Evansville , IN 47713      (Phone) 812- 422-0626       (Fax) 812-424-0495