Leadership Awards Luncheon


Center for Health
& Justice at TASC

  • Planning/Consulting
  • Training
  • Public Policy




  • 2017 TASC Leadership Award Recipients

    On December 14, TASC will proudly present our 2017 Leadership Awards to:

    Howard A. Peters III
    Justice Leadership Award

    Jessica Hulsey Nickel
    Public Voice Leadership Award

    To learn more about our honorees, visit our luncheon webpages or read our recent blog entry.


  • Making a Difference in Illinois

    TASC is a path to health and recovery for people involved in criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, and public health systems. We are advocates, case managers, and direct service providers for our clients, helping men, women, and adolescents get the help they need to be successful in the community.

    Working in partnership with government systems and hundreds of community-based service providers across Illinois, we serve some 20,000 individuals and families each year. Our programs save taxpayer dollars, reduce drug abuse and recidivism, and motivate long-term success.

  • Police Deflection: Diverting People to Services Pre-Arrest

    Deflection refers to police diversion programs that happen pre-booking or pre-arrest. These efforts can help more people access substance use and mental health treatment before they get caught up in the criminal justice system.

    Learn more about deflection, plus our collaborative work to convene the first-ever national deflection summit, at the Center for Health and Justice at TASC.

    Also see: Law enforcement roll call videos on addiction recovery.

  • TASC Public Policy Priorities

    1. Shrink the justice system by diverting eligible people away from prosecution and incarceration and into community-based services, as soon as appropriate.

    2. Create pathways for successful reentry after justice involvement.  

    3. Promote evidence-based strategies in substance use and mental health disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery.

    4. Expand community capacity to treat mental health and substance use disorders, adapting to changing environments. Learn more.

Did You Know?

More than half of people entering state prisons meet the diagnostic criteria for drug dependence or abuse.

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