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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Drug Free Indiana (D-FI) was instituted to create a drug-free environment in Whitley County through education, formal assessment of needs, coordination of services, strategic use of prevention plans and the incorporation of consistent justice plans. The program is funded by fines collected by the Whitley County court system in drug cases.
Each year, D-FI submits a request for distribution of the funds back into various parts of the program. D-FI Coordinator Nancy Prickett submitted the 2012 requests to the Whitley County Commissioners for approval.
In 2012, the funds will be disbursed among four categories, the first being Prevention and Education. The category overall is granted $7,725.
Treatment and Intervention is the second category receiving funds.
The third category getting disbursements is Criminal Justice Services.
$4,278.07 is going towards both the county Drug Task Force and the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department. The Whitley County K-9 Unit is receiving $1,300.
The final category is D-FI Expense, specifically administrative costs, also in the amount of $9,856.14.
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