Drug Free Montgomery County Coalition

The Drug Free Montgomery County Coalition is a program of the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau.  DFMC is the local coordinating council that addresses substance use issues in Montgomery County.  DFMC also administers the LCC mini-grant process, which provides funding for organizations that are working to reduce the substance abuse problem in Montgomery County.  The Coalition brings together community partners to ensure that we are maximizing resources to best meet the needs in our community.

For more information, please contact Karen Branch, Executive Director, at or Diamond Justus, Coalition Director, at

Karen Branch

Executive Director
Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau
808 W Pike St.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

About Us

Drug Free Montgomery County is a diverse, committed non-profit organization representing every sector of our community. This group helps guide the LCC toward achieving significant outcomes related to substance abuse prevention, intervention and enforcement.

Coalition members are led by the Leadership Team and meet on the third Thursday of the second month to help steer the LCC toward building successful partnerships throughout the community.

Our Mission

The mission of the Drug Free Montgomery County Coalition is to serve as a vehicle for bringing together a cross-section of the community in a countywide effort to address alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) issues using multiple strategies across multiple sectors.

Community Plan

The Drug Free Montgomery County Coalition is currently working as the local LCC with administrative services contracted through the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau. This is to ensure that the mission of drug prevention will remain strong in the Montgomery County community. The current CCP reflects this transition to heighten focus on the most salient problems in the community as well as how to engage more community representatives in addressing the issues.

Click here to read the full Comprehensive Community Plan: DFMC 2024 Strategic Plan. 

Drug Free Montgomery County Leadership Team

The DFMC Leadership Team acts as the board of Drug Free Montgomery County. This team consists of the community stakeholders and decision makers to assist with streamlining initiatives, funding opportunities, and policy development on substance use issues. Contact: Diamond Justus at

Montgomery County Drug Free Coalition

The Montgomery County Drug Free Coalition is made up local community members and stakeholders ranging from prevention & education, first response/law enforcement, treatment and rehabilitation, faith-based organizations and the recovery community. The coalition meets on the third Tuesday of every other month at the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau. Community members are welcome. Contact: Diamond Justus at

Drug Free Coalition Organization Affiliations

Below is a list of most of the organizations that are involved the Drug Free Coalition.

Celebrate Recovery
Crawfordsville Community School Corporation
Crawfordsville Police Department
Cummins Behavioral Health
Department of Child Services
Family Crisis Shelter
Franciscan Alliance Crawfordsville
Halfway Home
Integrative Wellness
Montgomery County Health Department
Montgomery County Probation
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department
North Montgomery School Corporation
Recovery Coalition
Southmont School Corporation
Through the Gate
Trinity Life Ministry
Valley Health Professionals
Valley Oaks
Youth Service Bureau
And many more

Last Updated: April 2024