Juvenile Court and Probation Services

TASC’s Juvenile Court and Probation Services are available in some Illinois jurisdictions for youth charged with nonviolent offenses. These services are a partnership between juvenile courts, probation services departments, TASC, community-based service providers, and youth and their families. TASC works with statewide juvenile court programs to intervene with  young women and men who may have behavioral health issues, in alignment with Illinois Juvenile Court Act [705 ILCS 405/5-101] principles. 



To be eligible for TASC’s Juvenile Court and Probation Services, youth must:

  • be 17 years of age or younger

  • be defendants or probationers in juvenile courts

  • reside in one of the Illinois counties where the programs are offered

  • have histories of substance use or mental health disorders

  • not have serious violent offense charges


TASC’s Role

TASC performs assessments to determine the nature and extent of youths' substance involvement, develops individual care plans, advocates for youth and their families so they get the services they need, places youth into appropriate treatment and recovery support services, provides ongoing case management and service monitoring, and reports progress to the court. To monitor clinical progress and ensure compliance, TASC may also conduct periodic drug testing throughout the youths' participation in the programs.


Primary Funder

Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (now the Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery, or SUPR)



Cook County: Anthony Harden

Did You Know?

Arrest records of juveniles are not supposed to be available to the public, but these records can be mistakenly shared with private employers and the general public. For information on expunging or sealing an offense record in Illinois, please click here

Counties Served

  • Cook