Leadership Awards Luncheon


Center for Health
& Justice at TASC

  • Planning/Consulting
  • Training
  • Public Policy




  • Thanks 2017 Leadership Luncheon Sponsors and Guests

    TASC thanks all the individuals and organizations who helped to make our 2017 Leadership Awards Luncheon a success!

    Special thanks to our luncheon donors and sponsors, our 2017 Leadership Award recipients, and everyone who participated in this special event.

    Read more about this year's event highlights and awards to Howard A. Peters III and Jessica Hulsey Nickel. Join us next year: Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

  • 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.

    Working in partnership with government systems and hundreds of community-based service providers across Illinois, TASC reaches more than 50,000 people annually, including in-depth services for more than 15,000 adults and youth. Our programs save taxpayer dollars, reduce drug abuse and recidivism, and motivate long-term success in the community.

  • 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?

The Cook County Mental Health Court program has been shown to reduce participants’ subsequent felony arrests and convictions by 76%, while also saving taxpayers approximately $2 million annually by reducing participants’ days in custody.

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