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& Justice at TASC

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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