Where prevention, treatment, and criminal justice work together

since 1989 as a part of the Governor’s Commission for Drug-Free Indiana

The Partnership exists to bring stakeholders together in a voluntary effort to reduce the prevalence of substance misuse and other unhealthy behaviors.

Our mission is fulfilled through efforts in prevention, treatment, and criminal justice.



The Partnership is committed to providing information to the public about current alcohol and other drug trends.


The Partnership actively educates the community about current issues through a series of Lunch & Learn events with expert speakers or panel discussions.


Each year, the Partnership provides grant opportunities for organizations that work locally in the area of prevention, treatment, and criminal justice.


of medication collected since 2013 in MedReturn boxes

awarded in grant funding for prevention, treatment, and criminal justice for 2022


of Elkhart County teens are impacted by Positively Elkhart County's social norming program

The Partnership focuses funding opportunities based on strategic priorities determined by the membership by creating a Community Comprehensive Plan (CCP) every three years. Priorities by state mandate must be focused in the area of substance misuse with identified impact in the area of treatment, criminal justice, and prevention. These are the current identified priorities for the Partnership.


The Partnership has provided treatment support for thousands of individuals seeking sobriety. This includes funding to support treatment, detox services, and recently recovery coaches and individual and family counseling.


The Partnership has provided local law enforcement agencies equipment support including breathalyzers, mobile video cameras, and K9s since 1989. Funding also is provided for special patrols focused on drug and alcohol interdiction activities in the community.  


Did you know most teens in Elkhart County choose to not use drugs and alcohol? For over a decade, we have been asking teens about their perceptions and actual substance use. We have found that most Elkhart County teens make great decisions.