Membership Information

What It means to

be a member of DAC:

For agencies, there are two different levels of membership at DAC and for individuals, there are two different levels of membership. Agencies can be Member Agencies or Collaborating Agencies and individuals can be Representatives of Member Agencies or DAC Members.

Member Agencies: organizations who are involved in carrying out the mission of DAC, through prevention, intervention, or restorative justice initiatives. Member Agencies may be those who receive funding from DAC, who send representatives to meetings on a regular basis, and who may represent DAC at community events. 

Collaborating Agencies: organizations DAC works with but who don't regularly send representatives to meetings. Collaborating Agencies are also involved in carrying out the mission of DAC, through prevention, intervention, or restorative justice initiatives but this level of membership requires a lower level of involvement.

Representatives of Member Agencies: individuals who represent Member Agencies at DAC meetings and events. There can be multiple representatives of any given Member Agency, but if any representative can no longer represent an agency, DAC will need to be notified of a new representative for that agency.

DAC Members: individuals who attend DAC meetings and are involved at DAC but are not affiliated with any related agencies.

As a member of DAC, regardless of your level of membership, you have access to many benefits. A few examples of these are: access to our flex space to work or spend time between meetings if needed, a local resource to refer community members to or rely on for information, a structured way to make a difference in our community, and many more!

Additionally, as a member of DAC, you are agreeing to abide by the following code of ethics:

  • Adherence to legal requirements

  • Development and delivery of activities that are supported by high quality research evidence

  • Respecting participants’ rights and autonomy (e.g. as defined in international frameworks on human rights and the rights of children )

  • Providing real benefits for participants (i.e. ensuring that the program is relevant and useful for participants)

  • Ensuring that prevention causes no harm or substantial disadvantages for participants or the communities in which they are implemented, including no iatrogenic effects, illness or injury, exclusion, stigma or the lack of opportunity to participate in alternative, more effective, activities;

  • Causing no harm or substantial disadvantages for participants (e.g. iatrogenic effects, illness or injury, exclusion, stigma)

  • Providing transparent, truthful, and comprehensive information

  • Understanding the implications and practicalities of obtaining consent from participants;

  • Respecting the confidentiality of participant data

  • Tailoring the intervention to participants’ needs as appropriate

  • Involving participants as partners in the development, implementation, and evaluation of any activity

  • Protecting participants’ and staff members’ health and safety.

Member agency Application

Member Agencies may be those who receive funding from DAC, who send representatives to meetings on a regular basis, and who may represent DAC at community events. 

Membership is free and includes opportunities for engaging in county efforts to fulfill DAC's mission to provide an effective network to collaboratively prevent substance abuse, primarily by youth, and to reduce the negative impact of alcohol and other drugs in the Allen County community.

To appear as a member on the DAC website and receive updates regarding DAC meetings and events, please fill out the form below. 

DAC Member Application

DAC Members are individuals who are still welcome to all of the same meetings and events, but are not affiliated with a related agency.

Membership is free and includes opportunities for engaging in county efforts to fulfill DAC's mission to provide an effective network to collaboratively prevent substance abuse, primarily by youth, and to reduce the negative impact of alcohol and other drugs in the Allen County community.

To receive updates regarding DAC meetings and events and become a member of DAC, please fill out the form below. 

ADDRESS

532 W Jefferson Blvd. 

Fort Wayne, IN 46802

CONTACT

Tel: 260.422.8412

Email:  coordinator@dacac.org

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