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  • September is National Recovery Month

    September is National Recovery Month, observed each year to increase awareness and understanding of substance use and mental health disorders, and to recognize and celebrate recovery.

    Find out more about Recovery Month and how to promote and post events in your community.

    TASC is a National Recovery Month Planning Partner.

  • SB 3023: Law Enforcement Deflection to Treatment in IL

    SB 3023 gives police and communities a valuable tool to use in combating the opioid crisis. It creates the Community-Law Enforcement Partnership for Deflection and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Act, authorizing and encouraging local law enforcement leaders to partner with treatment and community members on programs that “deflect” individuals who have overdosed or who have substance use problems away from the criminal justice system and into addiction treatment services. This is a joint initiative of the Dixon Police Department, the Mundelein Police Department, and TASC.

  • 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.

  • 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 Family Recovery and Reunification Program (aka "Recovery Coach Program") saved the State of Illinois more than $6 million between 2000 and 2012. (Source: Ryan & Huang, 2012)

Children whose parents participated in the program were 21% more likely to be reunited with their parents, and they were half as likely to be involved later with the juvenile justice system.

Parents who received TASC recovery coach services showed higher rates of treatment participation and completion.

For additional data on the program’s success, please see summary of the program evaluation conducted by the University of Illinois School of Social Work.

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